the wine dark sea

the wine dark sea
by david caruso


. . . some get asylum . . .
. . . some get arrested . . .
“syrian unrest”


syrian new year
parents learn to say goodbye
children learn english


another sinking boat
but the coastguard
guards the coast


river crossing
a cloud covers the moon,
the smuggler’s map


pre-school aged children
storm aegean beaches


what appears blue to us, or green
homer’s aegean
a wine-dark sea


a grecian moon
what wild necessity
what will for life


the new york times
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