little boy wake up


2012 – 2015, a boat ride

the toddler, a mist of water
his face promised to be the next stop

the morning woke lifeless on a Turkish beach.
the boat survived.

the crisis interrupted the tragedy

the border was hoping family would live

land where olive trees gather
a barber, a seamstress,
The pair lived in impossible,
they lived to make his family his best work.

Alan always wondered if the world will be safe


[Source text: The Little Boy who Made the World ‘Wake Up’
by Emily Jackson. Vancouver Metro Newspaper. Cover story.
September 4th, 2015.]

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