Chicano Poet

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Tour

What I learned on a tour of duty in Iraq
as a hobbit:

sky the same color as the ground
even in new clothes the natives look worn

girls are hidden underneath
Nebuchadnezzar by their male relatives

and lose their virginity
to silence

in the raw heat of the night
unprotected from darkness.


At 2:31 PM, Blogger Ani Smith said...

I like this very much. It is interesting that without the first line it could just as easily apply to many other places.


At 12:42 AM, Blogger RC said...

Hi,Ani,thanks for the comment.
(A hobbit is what soldiers who stay only inside the military bases are called,they do not venture out.


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