Tagged: Khmer Rouge

“Deluge” (a new poem)

Deluge


“see my tears drop down again”,

as over-burdened clouds

release their precious bounty


I knelt in the forest

waiting my turn,

just another drop of rain


Note:  the first line is a direct quote from one of the survivors of the Khmer Rouge atrocities, responding to the lenient sentence meted out to a notorious torturer.