samedi 16 mai 2009

Iraq Haiku Series III: Female Soldier


why won't he leave me
always there licking his lips

like an animal

i wanted to serve
am i just a vagina?

am i just a girl?


who will save me now

that i'm meat for the slaughter?
who will watch my back?


i ought to report
how he stalks me everywhere

yet i'm too afraid


he's got lots of friends

they laugh when i walk past them

captain, will you care?

captain, my captain

i don't feel safe anymore
i'm in two war zones


go to Iraq Haiku Series IV: Refugee here

1 commentaire:

Liz R-S a dit…

You got right to the heart and soul of the matter ... and as you know, I know. Very, very poignant!