“waiting for the end of war”

“With his skill as a psychiatrist, Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul is reaching out to the troubled people of his Syrian homeland, offering guidance for health workers who work with mental health issues in a population traumatized by war.

“And with his love of words, he tries to capture his longing for his homeland in poetry.”

Cloud-Café

Hussam Jefee-Bahloul, Translated by Samantha Kostmayer and Hussam Jefee-Bahloul

 

There, at the entrance of the chest

between a throat and a tongue

stands a long line of humans

workers in morose clothing

restless with weary faces

making plans

and strategizing hope

waiting for the end of war

Read rest of poem 

(poetry diary  227-4/5/17) – after yesterday’s chemical attack

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