Charles J. Ingerson


Approaches all blocked
smile lingering above
air and breathing hard
contractions like a glove.

No where to turn
random rounds descend
fetal positions small
rescuers upon to depend.

Rumbles far away heard
in valleys louder grow
screams filling the terror
colored flares to glow.

Ever in quit found
sweating in the night
so long ago sounds
memories now to fight.