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A poet looks at the war

April 24, 2022

… unless you are already dead you need to understand that it is precisely your innocence that makes you a target

Image by Felicia Rice

My friend the indomitable poet Beau Beausoleil has been writing, almost daily, poems about the war in Ukraine. Fierce and prophetic poems full of wit and rage.
Felicia Rice of Moving Parts Press has collected them on her website.

Here is the first of the series:
In Ukraine

Birds
have
begun
to
sing
to
tanks
trying
to
coax
them
back
into
their
heartless
nests

While
at a
nearby
table
the
tyrant
salts
his
eggs
with
blood

February 22, 2022

And here is a very recent one:

Mariupol
 
Putin is
choking
on a
single
Ukrainian
fly that
has flown
into his
open
bloody
mouth

April 22, 2022

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