The Black Hawk is the bus in Iraq and I’m on my way to work.

The children are looking at me from not more than 15 feet away. The boy is about 10 years old and the girl about six.  “This used to be my father’s land,” the boy says. “The Americans cut down all the trees.”

AL-HILLA BY MARC LADERMAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 71

Thursday, 21 December 2006

I’m an old man in a war zone, 52 years and aging. I’m in the back…

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