Christina A. Sharik

FALLING BRASS/BLACKHAWK DOWN

Scene from the 2001 film, “Blackhawk Down”
Scene from the 2001 film, “Blackhawk Down”
Slow motion
slow motion
the falling of brass

It seemed like slow motion
when they fell to
the grass –

or into the sand
in puddles of blood
turning the sand
into muddles of mud…

I watched in the movie
slow motion, slow motion
bullets fall to the ground
amidst droplets of red…

I saw in slow motion,
but just in a movie –
the slow motion falling
of wounded and dead.