boat

Just another migrant boat…

No ashes committed to ash

No dust to dust…

No grave to dig…

Nor body to wash and prepare

Or prayers to recite…

No weeping by graveyard

No one draped in black

No wailing from afar

No tent-side gathering of men

No tomb with inscriptions

No story

No legacy

Just dark clouds…

Angry tides

My little brother

No more!

No condolences

No sympathy

No inquest

No details

Just figures

1,500

Missing

Or dead

So

Far

June 2017