Newspapers and Van Gogh

by Laekin

Syria Assists U.S. in Strikes Against ISIS

I am a wilting flower.
My brothers and sisters shine.

Why am I not sun
as I am flower?

I am America’s ally

in the strikes against
brothers—my own brothers.

A dozen sunflowers
sit in a bicolored vase and
one is wilting—

I wilt, because
I am America’s ally.


P.S. I mixed two poems together. One on a newspaper article and the other on Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.