Our Poetry Place – WMD

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in Books & Poetry, Culture, Editor's Picks, Politics

by Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes

WMD

In countries

where people read

 

A writer

would rot in prison

for burning his president in prose

in the land that manufactured Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

remote-controlled drones

 

The poet

faces a new weapon

in the history of dictatorships:

he is ignored

 

Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes
From Intimate Geography, Ragged Sky Press

WMD was selected by SDFP Contributor Karen Kenyon.  Karen has been published in The Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, British Heritage, Westways, and The Christian Science Monitor.  She also has two books Sunshower (Putnam, NY)  and The Bronte Family (Lerner Publications, Minnesota) She teaches at MiraCosta College and UCSD-X.

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