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Ali Ahmade

Bamyan, Afghanistan

Be calm, you say to me.
Reminding me that you are still there.
What will be tomorrow? I don’t know.
Forgive me, for I can not speak of tomorrow.
But today I am still here.

Translation from German: Maxmarie Wilmoth

Ali Ahmade (*2000)

The poem describes his thoughts about his mother before he gets on a boat in Turkey. He does not know whether he will survive the passage to Greece.