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Friday 29 January 2016


Cast out.

Their sin?

To have fanned the flames of fear and paranoia,
diseased and untouchable,
the curse of certain contagion.
Then, their act of survival stigmatised:


by extended family (orphaned as they are),
friends, landlords, mosques, football clubs,
market stallholders, motorbike taxi drivers, et al.

Leprous Ebola outcast.

© Helen McIntosh
All rights reserved
November 2015

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