Salvatore Ala

(February 18,1959 / Canada)

Ellis Island


Ellis Island

Passenger ships slip time in fog,
Their displacement forever in motion.
At Ellis Island multitudes materialize
In sackcloth and ashes.
As they pass, our ancestors
Smile at us in pity and in wonder.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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