Change

She never asked for the change

Coins in my hands

Collecting

In a jar made of glass

Clear to see

I was expecting

To be the richest out of change

But I didn’t see the change that was coming

As the first bomb fell

They ran for shelter

I was running

To the jar of change

I’ve been collecting

Kitten Heroes

Kitten

Stuck between the second and third floor

She screamed

Until we could take it no more

So we changed our plans

And luck would have it

The store we were to visit

Had been destroyed in seconds

By a bomber we didn’t see

And that’s how a stray kitten

Saved me

In 2007

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Image credit HERE

Lightening

On top of the world

We stood

Or so we thought

On the dorm’s rooftops

We slept

Explosions lit the sky

No thunder to fear

Just man’s lightening growing near

In time to get a shuteye

[That’s my Baghdad in 2007]