Illustration by Lyn Ong.
Illustration by Lyn Ong.

and they fall onto fields of sunflowers
they will be commemorated here –
in between moistened earth
blackened hands, faces glazed with shocked tears
pierced by the roar of howling bodies
not yet ready for the fall

like angels, they will seek rest
and return to places of light
blessed by the flag of yellow flowers –
blithe spirits, unbroken by the sun