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    You survived because you were the first.
    You survived because you were the last.
    Because alone. Because the others.
    Because on the left. Because on the right.
    Because it was raining. Because it was sunny.
    Because a shadow fell.
    Wislawa Szymborska (b. 1923)

    Whether you want it or not,
    your genes have a political past,
    your skin a political tone.
    your eyes a political color.
    you walk with political steps
    on political ground.
    —Wislawa Szymborska (b. 1923)