Publication Credits

BROKEN GLASS - - Published in Online Ezine's First Edition - Crossroad, Schooled, Lost and Crushed

TURBULENCE - Published in Issue number 7 - Seamstress

Monday, July 18, 2011

Postcards from Afghanistan

Lord, bid war's trumpet cease;
Fold the whole earth in peace.

~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Writing with skin and blood,
metal bits that shine inside
sewn up pieces of survival

Operation endures selfless
unfaltering freedom,
tiny handwriting says

"Don't visit this place,
go to Venice instead,"
my head fills with images

Your mom's arms wrapped tight
around you, holds your face in her hands,
thanks every particle of every God

that has ever known
a damn religion,
anywhere, ever -

Thoughts scrape the edge of time,
days dream of "Venice and anywhere instead,"
awkward questions float on paper hearts,

So, you write to us,
skin, blood and a soul shining
on all that you'd give to be home

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