Images, by Howard Leathers
The sad eyed girl in search of food.
A soldier's jacket tinged in blood.
The TV box, the rolled up rug.
The info chief unseeing, smug.
The Humvee pillow, sandy bed.
The stolen chair upon the head.
The muddy boots, the sandstorm's gale.
The children freed from children's jail.
The green tinged light of mile high jumps.
The sightless eyes, the handless stumps.
The palace garden picnic scene.
The weary warrior, brave marine.
A rescued soldier's father's glee.
Iraqis jubilant and free.
[hleathers at arec.umd.edu]