Ypres (4): what’s the weather

An observation balloon ready to ascend over Ypres.4088096

An observation balloon ready to ascend over Ypres. https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C46052

rise above the wreckage

 

see
what you can see

go high
until the rest of us
are only ants

then
cast your eyes
around
and about

can you see what
and where
they all are

can you tell us
within
a pinpoint

where our batteries
should fire

then hold on . . .

while you’re up there
take a look
at where we
strike

tell us if
we scored hits

or
if we missed

and by the way
have you got
blue sky

there’s too much
smoke
down here
to tell

tell us
what’s the weather like
above ypres

~

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