by Sheema Kalbasi

The little girl's drawing,
with her father
hand in hand
in a Halloween costume...
and a rabbit,
the Sun,
a white home.

The mother's drawing but...
showing her dad, dead
behind prison walls,
the soldiers with guns,
the war,
the cluster bombs.

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