There is a War in Yemen

A poem to honor the children of Yemen.

 

There is a war in Yemen

It will not stop
once you flip the channel
or change your mind

There is a war in Yemen

In hospital basements
munitions are collected
like cadavers in a morgue

There is a war in Yemen

Children are gasping
for the meat of mosquitoes
Their rib cages, like injera
spongy and core-less

There is a war in Yemen

When you go home
to your shower and table
When you stop to watch
the day glide by

There is a war in Yemen

There is a war.
There is a war.
There is a war.

 

George Cassidy Payne

Rochester, NY

 

 

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