“Two of us died on that boat. Three of us lived only by the skin of our teeth, and only because the Coast Guard saved us.”
I softly cleared my throat, laid my pen down and looked him in the eyes,
“Will you tell me what led you and the others to climb on that tiny boat?”
“Freedom. Simple as that. We couldn't live there no more under that dictator.”
“Has it been worth it?”
“They shot my little brother and cousin for watching television. A damn soccer game. So…to answer your question…. yep, freedom is damn sure worth it.”
(copyright) Georgia Koch
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