A Hundred Since The First
For five days the blowflies have cleansed their bones.
Now they lie waiting for the August rain,
for holy water, afterlives beyond Ukraine,
sure heaven neither judges nor atones?
Atop tarn uniforms, their sun-bleached skulls
resemble cauliflowers amid rapeseed,
fodder for architects and lords of greed
who build Earth's fences and tear down Earth's walls.
No second coming for these meek and poor,
Friday, August 15, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: war