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Thrust into Iraq


At the market, racks of almonds, dates, figs and

pomegranates tremble


A pot comes tumbling off a shelf and cracks



A low rumble


A blast


Bombs burst

A crash

A low wall crumbles


A pomegranate drops,

splits open, blood splurts out


A crackle of gunfire

A grunt


“Jon Anderson, reporting Live from Baghdad:

Now Back

to the Front”