For a Salvadoran Father and Daughter

*In response to the picture of a Salvadoran father and his daughter washed up on the Rio Grande

Longing for freedom

Just on the other side

Oppression and hopelessness

How deep can the water be

A touch to St Christopher

Thoughts for her, what she can be

Child to carry

Stay and die

Swim and live

Deeper and swifter

Hopes submerged

Freedom illusory

On the other side

A father and his daughter

Drowned side by side

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