Sea harvest


Too big for a fish,

Too small for a shark.

Besides, what sea creature

Grows an Islamic beard?


They say a drowning man

Sees his life flash before his eyes.

Were there scraps of happiness in his?

Between the bombs, the blood, and the carnage?


He had no papers.

We donÕt know his name.

But we can still pray for him.

I think heÕd want us to do that.


© James Aitchison