Invisible Cuffs

They stepped in
And cuffed my hands
In police custody I asked
What’s my case.
The state Vs Annet.
He shouted.
In cuffs
In cuffs.
Invisible cuffs.

They suffocated me in my own house.
He raised his hands.
His finger prints stained my cheeks.
In tears I asked.
What’s my case?
Nature Vs Annet.

In cuffs
Invisible cuffs
They suffocated me in my own head
They asked me if I could stand for president
Their eyes dancing in mockery
I said “No”
They asked
What’s my case
Nature Vs Annet

Free me
I said
Free me
Let me fly
Let me speak
Free me
Not to the decorative paper
That says freedom of speech
Not in a parliament that is chocked with foolery
Free me with you voice
Free me with the words that you tell your sons
Free me
Let me speak
Let me fly
Free me please
In cuffs
Invisible cuffs

Free me
Not with the promise of tomorrow
Free me today
Shut up Annet
He shouted
Sir, will I get a lawyer?
Sir, I know not the procedure
Sir, What’s my case?
The State Vs. Annet
He shouted

Sir, please sir I know not the procedure
Can I call someone
Oh! I forgot I lost them all
In the June fire that nobody documented
Please sir
Shut up Annet
The State Vs Annet
Free me
Let me speak
Not to a decorative paper
That screams Justice for all
Free me with your voice
Free me with information
Please, let me in
Don’t shut me out

Six days
In police custody
I know not my case
I knot not the procedure
Please, someone free me.

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Link to the Italian translation

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