Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Side Of The Road

(Picture taken by Kevin Carter)

If you can picture a dying African baby
pipe cleaner thin nothing but a pick of meat
croutched like a Mohamadan praying
as a vulture stalks just feet away
waiting to feast upon this carrion.

If you can picture this:
please take a photograph
to offend civilisation.

needle sharp beak
knitting on the corpse
gouging flesh, tugging
at a tangle of heart strings.

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