ISSUE 1: SUMMER 2015 / POETRY

“Poster Boy”

BY GERDA GOVINE

A 12 year old boy soldier was asked what he missed the most after he was rescued. He said, When I had a gun I never had to worry about food.

Sweet faced boy in a green bandanna.
Hair in his face. Covering his eyes.

His fingers clutch an ice cream cone.
Pistachio. A strawberry on top.

AK 47 leans into him.
He leans into the camera.
The ice cream melting.

 

 

Oh, Where is My Candle Hat? published 2012 and Alterations|Thread Light Through Eye of Storm 2015. Work in Altadena Poetry Review Anthology 2015 and Frontera Esquina Magazine in Tijuana.

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