War haiku

Iraq

2008 - some WIP from the desert

Sumerian sun
through the City of Ur
a sandstorm

orange clouds a taste in my mouth
of dirt

gray sky
looking through shades
for color

Iraqi night
satellites prettier
than stars

witching hour
music laced with
the whir of treadmills

desert moon
tilting the hour glass
with a sigh

bunker time
a fly on the wall
squashed

desert dawn
the only colors
a mango sky

blue skies
little birds beneath
the date palm

cold morning
the desert sun
atop the Ziggurat

Abraham's home
crumbling ancient bricks
beneath my feet

noonday wait
the heft of PPE gear
on my back

lonely walk
in mounds of rubble
looking for...what?

Paula Fisher
2008-02-25 - USA - Iraq

Copyright Paula Fisher, 2008