The Report Says

 

“It shouldn’t require a Syrian man on camera holding his dead twin infants for the rest of the world to pay attention”- A Daily Beast Reporter.

Add that to the report :
Some of the stars washed up
In small shoes*

Missing link to full report :
Some of the shoes point forward,
Or, some of the shoes grace heavenward,
Or, some of the shoes tie their necks around their own bodies,
And casually leave the laces open.

Death is sometimes a repose of the soul,
A scattered seconds hand that finally sleeps,
A vehicle that empties all of its fuel one night
A check-post where the guards
Have busied themselves with a radio

A child switches on the TV,
And watches his own burial begin,
Before the end of a spring when he was born.

A bomb drops and casually mistakes lives
for a toll booth, a runway,
and taxiing is an act known only by hands clasping
today, forgetting the name of their god.

Add that to the report :
Somewhere, a star lies,
its toes still playing with water beneath its shoes.

*The first lines are the last line of Maggie Smith’s Small Shoes.

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