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Firstly, this is my first effort translating from English into French.

Secondly, this poem is by Scherezade Siobhan, who has very kindly given me permission to translate her poems. I only hope I manage to capture her emotions in French as well as she captures them in English.

what borderlines
did you draw
out of your scars
that you become
an immigrant
in your own skin?
quelles limites
as-tu dessinées
de tes cicatrices
pour que tu deviennes
immigrée
dans ta propre peau?
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