The Muslim community have
weathered their city’s turmoil
of the Christchurch mosque
shootings, buried their dead,
visit their wounded in hospital
care for others at home.

They attended their remembrance
service, now go back to their
mosque for Friday prayers.

The terrorist’s court case will
ebb and flow on its various
stages through news media,
reminding Muslims of their
trauma for months as police
and lawyers build up their case,
as the terrorist demands
rights from his prison cell.

Unless they can completely
ignore the outside world’s
prolific news outlets.

Will non Muslims continue to
support them ? or fade away ?
For our dark racist underbelly
will also continue its hate.