The Manus Island ‘detainees’ are in

limbo, which is what the immigration

authorities of Australia sanction

since the courts declared their boundless prison

illegal. Now, without hope, the tension

of being unwanted where they’re marooned,

refugees in heat with dehydration,

cut off from food and water unless fed

to a fate they reject — humans to be retuned.

Peter Fray

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Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey