Boy On TheBeach (Aylan Kurdi)

Boy On The Beach


Boy on the beach

Out of reach

Of hands,

Of consciousness.

Soft, bendy

Little babe of skin and bone

Borne by a shaken sentry

Used to death.*


Boy On The Beach 9.5.2015

Our Times, Our Culture II; War Book II;

Arlene Corwin

*Sep 2, 2015 – An image of a drowned toddler lying alone on a Turkish beach has brought new focus to Europe’s refugee crisis.

Sep 2, 2015 – A Turkish police officer carries a young drowned boy … Turkish media identified the boy as threeyearold Aylan Kurdi and reported that his  …

Sep 3, 2015 – Aylan Kurdi, the threeyear old boy pictured lifeless on a Turkish beach, was … Press is reporting two boats capsized and 12 people drowned.

And so on.







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