Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Abandoned military barracks


Near the Dead Sea.
The smell of war
is everywhere in Israel.
Whether in the form of destroyed equipment
from one of the wars or young people in uniform
on their way to their bases.
Bag checks at supermarket,
shopping centers and restaurants.
The constant fear for the next
suicide attack or missile.
Weapons everywhere.
Life goes on, but it's a life
strained by daily threats of destruction.