First published in Countercurrents.org, September 2020
Forgotten souls that weep for an Unfinished dream, for a life Half-lived that ended in an agony of twin blasted Implosions. Forgetting the past — Al Qaeda Osama the terror the horror of tumbling towers the cries that pierced the silences of death and yet triumphing Arabian perfumes silver bricks Clear the stench of corpses, Wars for Holy Lands by the hypersaline lake of the dead or the fertile banks of Sarayu. Medievals lanced did a grizzly dance. Moderns sign treatise, pass laws.
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