In a weird contrast to the beauty of this place
I am in
is the military training base just down the road.
It has been a training base for 200 years.
The land it uses to practice on
is also apart of the wild life sanctuary… 
or is that the other way round??

Gates Closed…. do not enter we are practicing.

On my 2nd day here i was sent scuttling home
after a tank crossed my path….

today i was joyfully watching the flight of a bird when
a tank fills the space in the binoculars….

the bird song
often broken by the sound of gun fire.

I am very uneasy with all of this.

I really hate war and being this close to it…
even though it is only practice…
they are still practicing for war…..