“Ten Afghan civilians killed in latest Afghan violence” (Justin Webb)

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after the marketplace
bomb explodes . . .
three children
tossing a head
of lettuce

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Headlines:

“Ten Afghan civilians killed in latest Afghan violence” (Monsters and Critics)

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Poem by Justin Webb (seeĀ poet biographies). ReadĀ more by this poet.

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^ 5 Comments...

  1. Laurence Stacey

    Well done Justin! I knew this was a stellar poem the moment I saw it!

  2. Dick Whyte

    I second that Laurence – an amazing poem Justin. I certainly look forward to seeing more as well.

    Great work!!

  3. Chen-ou Liu

    The concluding imagery is shockingly appealing.

    Justin, an engaging read. Thanks for sharing.

    Chen-ou

  4. zofia

    What amazing juxtaposition of images. I expected the children to be throwing a human head. The lettuce is a perfect ending. Love this poem, Justin.

  5. Justin Webb

    Thank you everybody for your lovely comments! I’m happy you enjoyed the poem.

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