IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

In the middle of the night
awakened
I prayed for
that poor woman from Afghanistan
raped
and now in prison
with her little daughter
facing
a marriage to her rapist
a life in jail
or living as a fugitive.

 

And my great country
the USA
has spent so many years
and so many lives
and so much money
allegedly saving
that poor country.

 

All I lost
was a little sleep
and all I found
was confusion
with a  little sadness.

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