Monday, 20 January 2014


Africa in flames,
the political and social climates,
as harsh and unyielding as the Sahara,
people dying on a daily basis,
not anything new,
only the reasons change,
the reality,
Africa always has been,
and seemingly always will be . .  
in flames.

© Douglas Polk
Douglas is a poet from Nebraska. He has published three books of poetry;
In My Defense, The Defense Rests, and On Appeal.