Ali Ahmade is born in 2000 and comes from Bayman, Afghanistan. His poem describes thoughts of his mother before he boards a boat in Turkey, not knowing whether he will survive the crossing to Greece. In 2015 Ali Ahmade was among the youngest refugees arriving alone in Germany who joined the Poetry Project. Today he is living in a residential institution in south Germany. In 2018 he was awarded the Else Lasker-Schüler Poetry Prize.