Monday, January 05, 2009

Crimson Signature

Bombardment shattered
stucco off the crimson-spattered
walls and left their wire-mesh skeletons exposed.
I bat away the dust that pricks my nose.
Candy-sweet geraniums by a broken door
give their plaintive cry:
is this revolution? Transformation? Alchemy,
or just the crimson signature of war?

--for readwritepoem's Wordle prompt

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one more believer said...

as always tiel, a beautiful sight in the middle of deadly war...

Anonymous said...

Powerful images, especially "wire-mesh skeletons exposed."