Eleven days from Egypt to Italy.
Five stages, across land and water.
I was so tired.
At sea we changed ship.
I was so tired that I fell.
My rucksack,
I almost drowned with it.
Many strangers’ hands pulled me out of the water.

A few ships later, we hit a storm.
Water came from all sides.
We ran below deck.
We thought it was our last day.

Fortunately it was not our last.
Only our worst.