to sit in an agonized waiting
for something that may or may not
come. This is the task."
* From: "Refugees." Chris Abani. 2006. Hands Washing Water. Copper Canyon Press, page 23.
Image: The Guardian (26 November 07) ~ Bagerhat district, Bangladesh: A soldier keeps guard to ensure cyclone victims stay in a queue while waiting to receive aid. Photograph © Saurabh Das/AP.