For Hazhir

The drone hovers
under
the iron-gray dome
of heaven.

Bloodshed
turns
the gray dome
furnace-red.

Evenings we
warm
our hands
over the news.

Jon Swan is the author of two collections of poems—Journeys and Return and A Door to the Forest. His poems have been published in several magazines and reviews in the United States and the United Kingdom. In collaboration with director Ulu Grosbard, he translated Peter Weiss’s Die Ermittlung (The Investigation), and, in collaboration with Carl Weber, Weiss’s Hoelderlin. He lives in Yarmouth, Maine, with his wife, Marianne.
 
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