War Poet.ca - A CFAP Project by Suzanne Steele

Saturday, May 10, 2008 — Email to KAF

For you on the desert
highway, cratered ring
road the grit of shit
between teeth

the stink of poppy,
rotted
mottled skin
of Afghanistan,
her children
crying
“Mr. Pen Mr. Pen”
her children
crying crying.

For you 36 blue herons
the pale salt of May
and you still, o still
so far away.

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MayDay is a series of letters in prose, poem, txt, email, of a young woman to her infantryman lover serving in Afghanistan.

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