Mutual Friends


Little feet, little hands

Too small to skim a stone, throw a pebble

Little feet have come a long way

With many miles to go, not now

The seaside should have been a treat

A novelty in a short life of little joy

A place where brothers splashed and laughed

You should have been playing, not drowning


Martin Swords

Written in shame for Aylan and Ghalib Kurdi from Syria

Sat September 5th 2015