light in the village
this autumn night ---
human candles


Napalm jelly is a mixture of gasoline and a thickening agent. It sticks to its target while burning. A person hit with napalm, dies a slow, hideously painful death. Some villages, thought to be enemy strongholds, were bombarded with the weapon via flamethrowers and incendiary bombs. There were nights when it rained napalm. Human beings were set on fire, burning like macabre candles.






Vietnam Ruminations - Robert D. Wilson
Copyright Robert D. Wilson, 2003