Daily Archives: July 18, 2016

Enough by Angela France

“More than 10,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to get to Europe since 2014, the United Nations announced on Tuesday.” Enough by Angela France

I am not a silent poet

When the seas have had enough,

when the crabs and starfish

have had too much, when the seabed

can cradle no more, they’ll show

it’s overdone. The sands

will buck and heave and the waves

gather themselves, pulling back

to scour their roots, building strength

to throw detritus far inland.

At St Tropez and Cannes,

on private beaches and marinas,

the bones pile up. Skulls dome

through golden sands, femurs

and tibias jam the gardeners’

rakes. Small ribcages, tangled

in fake lifejackets, hang

from the rigging of yachts.

All day, brooms and shovels

scrape the paths and gardens,

heaping up the bones

which rattle and whisper

can you see us now?

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“More than 10,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to get to Europe since 2014, the United Nations announced on Tuesday.”

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