lost in this ocean
of complicit howls

hollow words
crocodile tears

it has no meaning
this life

these breaths we consume

it is

half-muttered realpolitik …

one dead kid on a beach

… so that’s what it takes

more effigies
paraded on 24/7 TV

go look up the word ‘blowback’

and perhaps

unlike aylan
who was fed to the sea

you atleast

finally be
able to see

what really is
and not simply what you want it to be …