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“So often a Canary”

So often a Canary.

i will keep speaking of
what is happening to me.
How i am suffering.

i will keep speaking of
what i see is to come.
How i and others will suffer.

i am not important,
i don't matter.

You will find my noise irritating.
You will tell me to shut up.
You will ignore me.

Others are important,
Others matter.

Many years later,

You will realise that
Others, perhaps even people
You give a damn about
are being harmed, will be harmed.

Maybe, maybe at that point,
You'll start to consider
maybe, maybe,
starting to take the issue seriously.

All the while, 
this Canary
keeps being poisoned and suffocated
again and again and again ....

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