Blackwing X

Mosque

A Slice Of An Agonized Day In Iraq

12 P.M. Sadr City on purple heart boulevard
where Abrams Bradleys Hummers patrol
assignment looking for insurgents on the prowl
hoping to find Alcaeda fighters
planting an improvised roadside bomb

Suddenly from two roof tops 13 insurgents pop-up
gun shots ring out bullets clank and ping
off Hummer's reinforced armor plates

Twelve Months Later Operation Phantom Fury

The night it was cold cast in blackness
the moon and stars had risen but were dimmed
henceforth from Operation Vigilant Resolve
toxic ash was hovering over the city of Falluja