they had no idea
that the fight was until death.
they were 12 years old.
people were laughing,
sitting, scratching, yawning,
moving around anxiously in the benches
in eager waiting
for the children to start.
when did you arrive, laughter. and when did you leave.
© 2010- Jens Nilsson (written 2000 in Swedish, translated to English in 2004)