border crossing….

the heel
of his boot
push hard
against her consciousness
his words
struck her ears
with the same
sharp edge
understandable
but
with an accent
unfamiliar
to her
but
his uniform
was like
all uniforms
designed
to hide
reality
but
her fear
was pure
unlike her
by
day’s
end

20 thoughts on “border crossing….

  1. Very powerful – I especially like your observation that ‘all uniforms…hide reality’. Keep rattling those cages, my friend.

  2. A uniform is a uniform is a uniform.
    If it’s a soldier’s uniform–than what else can one expect but a gun and a mind to use it?
    More than the imaginary land borders crossed — the mental borders–the spiritual borders–the borders between cultures and men and women. And the borders between those who engage in violence and those on the receiving end of violence.
    Peace, Charles.

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