Aylan Kurdi

By Virginia Lowe | 10 Oct 16
Refugee life jacket

He lies on the beach

blue shorts, red tee

Runners on his feet


Not asleep

though he looks it

He won’t be walking

any more


Only three years old

he doesn’t know he’s gone viral

Too late for him


But there are children

in our care

on Nauru

also not running

Dispirited, bored, abused

they feel viral instead