. A Stranger in Your Land after Dimash Qudaibergen’s song “Stranger” A lonely stranger in your land__where you are strange to me,underfoot, your rock and sand__enfold your land, your sea. I haul my ancient heritage__from an inland lakewhere I have walked a fragile bridge__I pray you will not break. I must begin my life again__on mountains I don’t know.Will I be safe if I remain?__Only gods may know. The life I live was never planned—__through heat and rain and frost—I, the stranger, haunt your land__with lives and loves I’ve lost. . . . Damian Robin is a writer and editor living in the United Kingdom.