Crawl across dusk to the other side.
Stars on fire, distraught pride.
Vietnamese women scarred by death.
Marriage vows taken with a single breath.
Stride through the cemetery towards the broken gate.
Moon in ice, emotions raped.
Vietnamese women starved by war.
Lovers talk falls on a dirt packed floor.
Run past the village where a nightmare rained.
Sun in transit, memories framed.
Vietnamese women torn by metal worms.
Children melting from gasoline burns.
Fall into the valley with its everlasting peace.
Darkness on light, damnation leashed.
Vietnamese women proud by birth.
Families reunited after fleeing God's curse.
(c) William King 2011