Weekly Writing Challenge: Living History

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sand
replaced
with wood

eyes
searching
distance

walls
breaking

eyes
being
closed

enclosed
in
water
in
wood
touched
by
hands
dirty
of
sin

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In the Weekly Writing Challenge, the ‘I’ in ‘History’ was asked to be revealed – which event did you effect the most lately? This poem is about the Africans who died in the Mediterranean Sea near Lampedusa (Italy) at the beginning of October 2013 when trying to reach Europe – in search of a better life.

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