the young lieutenant’s children
salute his casket.
three children learning English
practice saying wolf.
the first lieutenant’s children
weep beside his grave.
sends the children scurrying
from their hopscotch game.
three barefoot children scramble
to escape the storm.
Three barefoot children
dance their way through the rubbish
on a Mumbai street.
An open window—
birdsong and children’s laughter
trickle through the screen.