“Of course, as many people have pointed out, there were scores of images of dead and injured Syrian children well before this chemical attack — like the photo of young Aylan Kurdi laying face down on a beach and Omran Daqneesh, covered in dust and blood after being pulled from the rubble of an airstrike — but instead of being compelled to act in their favor then, Trump took measures to ban them from coming to the United States in search of safety.”
In a show of dramatic incaution,
He’s suddenly full of emotion
For children who die,
Though he’s turned a blind eye
To small refugees drowned in the ocean.
© 2017 Colleen Anderson