Joanna Ezekiel

Tower Block, Syria

bullet-hole windows
balconies tinged with grey
and the roof full of stones

sunrise spreads and behind
the sky booms and booms
a burnt block close by

smoke thickens to blue
it moves like a demon
tastes of mortar and blood




Joanna Ezekiel‘s collection Centuries of Skin was published by Ragged Raven Press in 2010. She blogs at




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