Washing and watching, naked children wait for their
chance in the shower surrounded by palms and
unsecured shacks. Not a calm place to view, not a safe
place to be, standing erect and waiting for the cool water.
Immediate comfort drops gently on them in the heat of
Saigon. Perhaps no future, war years in the past…
How long will this comfort last?
A little one waits to be clean for today, washing the war
and childhood fears away.