A headscarf twitches on the wire
I am very interested in how it got there,
like shoes of different sizes strewn across a field.
I am very interested in these states of man, unlike America.
A Toyota headlamp pops out with wires like a torn-out eye,
I am very interested in webs of smashed in windscreens
and how yellow dust of airbags spray like daffodils
blowing pollen into a human face, eyes open.
I am very interested in these things but do not say “genocide”
unless it is nine eleven or painted white like Van Gogh lilies.
Illustration: Claire Palmer