Tag Archives: head

Explode

My ten year old son Is sitting at the kitchen table, Reading about ISIS. For homework, he says, And I am reading over, Over his shoulder, how The terrorists are Taking over, Taking over, Land, regions, people, How they are … Continue reading

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Helmet

Ten years, my husband is saying, As we put our sons to bed, turn On the dishwasher, turn it off, The ceiling light in the kitchen, Above our heads, and we are Turning towards one another, Or turning around corners, … Continue reading

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No

Eighty seconds, my mother says, Over the telephone. And she is telling me, How a girl died, how She was killed, Shot point-blank at school By another student, With a shotgun, or How her head was a target. And I am talking Over … Continue reading

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Sclera

We are at the eye doctor And she is showing us a diagram Of the human eye, the pupil and Iris and how the white of the eye Is called the sclera, a fibrous tissue That stretches from the cornea … Continue reading

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Scope

When I talk about the night raids, My husband’s face closes like a door, Because I am asking how, how it works, But I should know better, Because this is war, And there are things he cannot say. What I … Continue reading

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