They left for the fence,
Children in tow, they wrenched them
From beds, from lives, and ran
To a land where less made sense,
A square of sand and rows of tents;
The medics stood with jaws clenched
Hayley Gibbons is a wife and mother from the Eastern Cape. She is an English teacher, but has spent the past decade home-educating her two sons. She loves coffee and writing poetry in her spare time.