Terrorising or Terrorised
The Terrorised land on western shores by night in boats not built to cross the oceans, so risk their livers to attain their dreams or will it just be a continuation of their nightmares. Terror, Illegal Aliens and Invaders, the Invaded call them, come to grab what they do not deserve. But guilt does not lie in one corner, does not arrange itself in one direction or rest alone with either the Invaders nor the Invaded. Some take a cut of money that changes hands behind closed doors. Use the cash, in turn, to flee themselves from hunger, thirst and civil war sustained by weapons sold by the very people living on the shores to which they flee. The Invaded feel a violation but like the cheap goods which the Invaders process and pack at a low cost in the New Homelands to which they come. Bio: Doryn Herbst, formerly a scientist in the water industry, Wales, now lives in Germany and is a deputy local councillor. Her writing considers the natural world but also themes which address social issues. She is putting together a pamphlet-sized series about violence in its many facets. Doryn has poetry in Fahmidan Journal, CERASUS Magazine, Sledgehammer Literary Journal and more, plus work forthcoming in Fenland Poetry Journal, Re-side Zine and The Dawntreader. She is a reviewer at Consilience science poetry journal.