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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem # 14

Greetings from the War    I will greet you with flowers no matter how many bullets you bring.    I will greet you with bullets because the flowers you greet me with are from my garden.    I will greet … Continue reading

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem #13

The Bomb That Fell On Abdu’s Farm The Phantoms approached, we were told, like warps in the sky, like gossip gone real, aimed in steel at the eyes of the village. All the farmers and farmers’ boys ran to the … Continue reading

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem #12

Oh Nature Today some things worked as they were meant to. A big spring wind came up and blew down from the verdant neighborhood trees, millions of those little spinning things, with seeds inside, and my heart woke up alive … Continue reading

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem # 11

A Photograph (Of An Iraqi Boy on the Front Page of the New York Times) he sat at the edge of the truck (eight or nine years old?) surrounded by his family: his father, mother, and five siblings were asleep … Continue reading

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem # 9

LOVE AND THE NATIONAL DEFENSE If love were a dirty bomb, you could set it off in Washington and it would spread into the suburbs unseen, contaminate the air and water. People would breathe it, feed on it unknowingly and … Continue reading

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem # 4

NORMAL  for Shara McCallum   walk long enough with a pebble in your shoe and walking with a pebble becomes normal   you no longer notice the discomfort             the limp is just another thing to live with pain just another fact … Continue reading

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem # 3

For the Fifty (Who Formed PEACE With Their Bodies) In the green beginning, in the morning mist, they emerge from their chrysalis of clothes: peel off purses & cells, slacks & Gap sweats, turtle- necks & tanks, Tommy’s & Salvation … Continue reading

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem #2

The Day Obama Decided The day Obama decided enough was enough and turned off his TV and slept well for the first time since 2007, and Nancy Pelosi decided enough was enough on a weekend in Vermont, when she threw … Continue reading

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem #1

10 Years + Counting is proud to be collaborating with Split This Rock  to present a series of featured contemporary poems that speak to the culture, crisis, and conscience of war. Split This Rock, based in Washington D.C., is a national network … Continue reading

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