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Portrait of fishermen: Tasting salt in the air

Photograph: Camden Damian

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A short poem by Dominic Damian about fishermen struggling against the massive land reclamation in Penang.

Toothless but never voiceless
Tasting salt in the air
Braving tempestuous storms
Will humanity ever learn that
Life is more than a road!


Tak bergigi tak semestinya tak bersuara
Merasa garam dalam udara
Meredah ombak ribut
Bilakah manusia akan belajar
Hidup ini lebih dari perjalanan!

(Translated by Noorhidayah Nadila Maulad Daud)

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