Aylan Kurdi

By Virginia Lowe
Refugee life jacket
Pixabay

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

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