BY DAVIDMURRAYLAW@GMAIL.COM

Funeral

 

 

https:// time.com/war-through- Syrian-eyes/

 

 

looking on with faces frozen
immune to violence
backs to genocide

not understanding
what should be crystal clear
after a half–decade of war

still strumming an impossible refrain
seeking protection from guilt
caught up in cowardice

searching for excuses
ashamed of our own inhumanity
reeling in haplessness

gravediggers at the cemetery
undertakers at the ceremony
ghosts at our own graves

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