Lost in the Valley of Souls
War does evil we don’t understand.
At night in the mist-gauzed, mountain rainforest,
the villagers set out bowls of food
for the ghosts of Vietcong and American soldiers.
The villagers claim to have seen Yankee specters,
big and tall in their wandering transparency.
They say that when they set out American food
those foreign ghosts devour it all,
too hungry for the U.S.A. to ever be satiated.