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.]