Christina A. Sharik

THE FLIGHT

Come, my child,
Escape with me –
The war has taken
All that we
Have ever known –
Family, friends,
our very home.
Come my child
And in this rain
We will escape
In this sad train
The window runs
With winter rain
and mingles with
my tears of pain.

Albanian refugees from Selce, Macedonia
An ethnic Albanian refugee from Selce, Macedonia, and her child look through the window of a bus as they arrive in Prizren in Kosovo on March 27, 2003 after fleeing the fighting in Macedonia two days earlier