Friday, November 09, 2007

Poem by Sandra Alland

WHILE AT WAR

Do they have parasols in Afghanistan?

Do awol Canadian soldiers drop ‘flesh-toned’

uv cream to help dark faces

blend into the landscape?

Does sand pile around you

if you stand still,

very still,

shading you from the sky

and the things that fall from it?


From Blissful Times, BookThug, 2007
More to come on Alland and her book in the coming weeks, but I thought I would offer a little teaser here for you on this virtual Friday.