#2,507 An overseas war

Mike Bell/ August 25, 2022/ www.mikebellpoems.com/ 0 comments

An overseas war rumbles on &
has fallen from breaking news
squawks – editors avoid it now

preferring to lead with an affix
of less painful copy [palatable
for subscribed ostriches] – this

way it will continue – one long
year of slaughter [we are used
to ignoring mass death] – Kiev

is a loud siren city near to our
reinforced borders – A right to
independence set in stitching

in embroidered shirts – efforts
especial – adorned under fire
[sewn with prayers] – We turn

our backs [hoping not to view
what is real] – screens will dim
as we scroll [again] ‘cross it all

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