Faye Sizemore

NO AMOUR

Wreckage of a U.S. Humvee
A U.S. soldier from the 1st Armored Division stands guard as the wreckage of a U.S. Humvee is carried away. An Iraqi interpreter was killed when a roadside bomb was detonated as the convoy passed. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) Gulf Daily News (Bahrain), August 21, 2003
Lessons were taught
None were learned…
but they ought
Voices pleaded…
none were heeded
… just a brush off
No dust off…
nipped in the bud…
all the while drowning
… drowning in blood…

Author’s Note: Inspired by unarmored Humvees used by troops in Iraq