Migrant Tales Literary: We’re already here (in Finland)

by , under Enrique

We are the new minorty

already here, if you like it or not

ready to build whatever needs building

and travel that long difficult path

of acceptance.

Like it or not

we’re your neighbors

and don’t forget, that we’re here

like chimapnzees swinging on birches, sixes and aspens

in this freezing cold

with you, albino monkeys.

                                                     Helsinki, early 1980s