love (in zaporizhzhia)

an old car
is . . .

a protective device

women
turn metal
into armour

for their soldier
boys

in zaporizhzhia
they have sewing machines
that will do
that job

the khaki
that will cover steel
is worn
by presidents
while sending out
their
social media

messages
in old car
parts
and olive cloth

~

will body armour
deflect
a slug

turn
a missile
away . . .

no

no

I don’t think
that it will

but it will let
a soldier

feel

that all
of the ukraine
is sitting on
his shoulders

what he has
to protect
and
what loves
him

~

Ukraine crisis live, The Guardian.

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