Tell me who sent the boat that was flipped in the waves?
Tell me who is the boy who was slipped in the waves?
Oh no, please, do not talk of the wars that we wage,
or about all the others we’ve lost in the waves;
for my heart cannot stand the mere sight of the sand
that held him in its hand as he slept in the waves.
Yes, I know there is much we should change in the world,
yet I know that all change comes in drips, comes in waves.
And so tell me, J. Gregg, who was drowned, who was saved,
who will weep by the grave of the boy in the waves?