“Bring nannié Back!” From The Grave

Aman, having slipped the embrace
of his mother-shield, and with
a child’s sweetness
tells the world that a man:
“He pew-pew my mommy.”
In the blink of an eye, mother, father,
aunt…fell before the child.
Aman saw it all, but doesn’t get
it, he begs his grandma
not to cry and waits to embrace
his mother, eyeing the door that
opens and shuts as people come and go.
Soaked in the blood of she who
shielded him with her last breath,
hours and hours surrounded only by corpses
and crows, tearfully begging his mother to get up.
Now his older siblings are crying
but Aman keeps a watchful eye on the door.