In Limbo

Do you expect to rejoin your husband soon? The 
journalist had a young mother of three in a basement
In Kiev on Facetime on tv.
Yes, the catacombs were dry and warmer than most
and they were resolved to see it through, about a
hundred of them. She had about two days’ food for
the four of them;
Accustomed to the rantings of the god of war
the interviewer reached his phone forward
into empty space, straining to better hear.
We, too, leaned closer
as in the background the irises of the eyes of terror
fixed on us from a stretcher moving left to right.

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