book22-9 3 copy

2003 gouache on paper 20 x 16 inches

Camouflaged  March 1, 2003

Out of the hellish war zone

She finally emerged alone.

Too much for her to endure,

Her memories remain a blur.

(She carries the trauma inside

But sometimes it’s too much to hide.)

I need a hug her eyes scream out

But no one hears their silent shout.

© 2009