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On Bombings and Apologies

“I’m sorry,” said the captain After killing your wife Upon maiming your children And wrecking your life. “I’m sorry,” he said, “The missile, it missed,” Then took a step back when he saw your clenched fist. “That damn missile went … Continue reading

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On Being Human

On Being Human by Joseph G. Ramsey Right now Somewhere South of here Someone is breaking the law: Sneaking out into the desert –trespassing private property cutting through government wire ingeniously avoiding ICE agents and National Guard units who stand … Continue reading

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“One Promise, Kept”

Yes, America, we can still offer you up a death after all these years: A glorious kill For all your patience and persistence, suffering and sacrifice, (for half your taxes, ten million airport pat-downs, a stadium full of hometown boys … Continue reading

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What is Needed

What is Needed Campside (based on true events) 1. In Haiti there is money to build walls not to house the poor but to block them from view; to lay brick high and thick, not to protect the homeless from … Continue reading

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Rattling the Capitalist Food Chain

The following critical analysis of Robert Kenner’s 2008 Academy Award nominated documentary, Food Inc.  appeared in the recent “Feral issue” of Minnesota Review,  edited by Heather Steffens.  ******************************* Rattling the Capitalist Food Chain “Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.” —Theodor … Continue reading

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Fault Lines — Eleven Months On

                                                                                                                                I  The Earth has traveled almost round the Sun Since the day it shook and sucked them down. Down Down and Down Everything fell: Shacks and churches smashed through sewers; Palace collapsed—an empty shell. Three hundred thousand … Continue reading

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Post Pastoral

It’d be nice to write poems about simple pleasures: Humming birds, nectar, and thirsty first kisses. But the way things Are going–                         can’t do it. Drought chokes the throats of my long lost lovers And bombs buzz where the … Continue reading

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