Poem of the Day


Aylan Kurdi

by Virginia Lowe


He lies on the beach

blue shorts, red tee.

Runners on his feet


Not asleep

though he looks it

He won’t be walking

any more


Only three years old

he doesn’t know he’s gone viral

Too late for him

but not to help the world

find some kindness.


  • Submitted in response to Words+Pictures poetry challenge.