A tiny square of printed circuit holds
measurements and calibrations.
DNA and iris scan, digitised fingerprints
I was born in Benghazi, but my skin is white,
When you measure everything,
you lose all sense of scale.
A passport blue or purple-covered gives
entitlement and preservation,
PNG or weeks in jail, battery-fried interviews
can be avoidable.
I was born in Benghazi, and my skin is white,
when you assume anything,
you will not see the whale.