Europe 2023?

If I long for a shore in Europe,

It’s a small pond, dark, cold, remote,

The odor of evening, and a child full of sorrow

Who stoops to launch a crumbled paper boat.

(From Rimbaud’s ‘The Drunken Boat’)

Now I, a little lost boat, in swirling debris …

True, I’ve cried too much …

Bruno Amadio’s ‘Crying Boy’

Arthur Rimbaud 1854-1891