Belgium, 1990

Two
Children
Play
Amidst
The cathedral
Ruins-
Of an
Abandoned
Factory,
Laughter
Rings
Through
Broken
Skylights,
A flight
Of pigeons,
Whirrs
Skyward-
Angel
Wings
Amidst
Steel bones.
Pleading,
Drusilla runs
In blind
Pursuit-
Papa,
Wait for
Me!
William
Pulls her
From the
Edge of
Day-
Enraged,
He holds
Her earthbound,
Weeping,
She submits-
Two children
Playing
In
A burning
House.