Treasure Island

Eugene Levich


The Yazidi Woman's Dream


Nightmares-
Night-mares,
Night-stallions,
Night-geldings-
Horses of the Apocalypse

Coursing through a mother's dreams
In the black terror of the night.
Warhorses
Their hooves striking sparks—
Flinging off the stars of the universe

Their sweat-streaked flanks stink of dread
Their nostrils snorting crimson blood
Wild eyes flair in pain -
They gallop through the stench of smoke—
Those clouds dripping cordite rain.

Ghosts and demons bare-backed astride
Plow their spurs into the horses' sides
Swinging whips, scimitars, and maces
Raping when they alight the seven graces.

Submitted: Saturday, August 16, 2014

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This poem was written in horror at the massacre of the Iraqi Yazidi minority on Mt. Sinjar in August,2014.

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