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Full Moon Over Falluja


Well, now we know they are lighting up the night sky with white phosphorus,

better able to see midnight skin melting into bone. What country is it

that would send such harsh chemical fire into a neighborhood?

In occupied territories of Palestine, a father has donated organs of his son,

murdered by Israeli army, to a congregation of six, both Jewish and

Muslim. If this doesn't shame the violent of all nations into melting

their weapons, what will? Tonight, let children of earth sleep in peace

under a full moon, let skin remain the body's best organic protection,

let bones stay cool and covered--in a thousand years there will be

plenty of time for our skulls to rest in warm earth & give thanks.



[Originally published in NHS 2006, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs06/Katz.htm.]