Taliban is Here

It doesn’t matter where you find them, they are the same guy

floating sculpture: “Anti-Mass,” by Cornelia Parker (made from charred ruins of a black church in Alabama, destroyed by arsonists) photo by author

Read by Adelia Ritchie.

Used to be, an election was to choose our path
behind a leader who emerged from simple math.
They get behind for a different reason now,
the cut worm forgives the plow, the Word forgives the sword,
music and dancing are as low as you can go in their camp
where the prophesy has been…



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Writing is for me is playing the a piano keyboard. I like the music of the words. I have been a professional magazine writer and newspaper editor.