Spread the pages. Who is
crying today? Mother
lost a son. Father lost
three daughters. Child lost
both arms. City lost
"from the poorest part, the market."
"These scenes are graphic and may contain content offensive to some." The bodies
drawn from their trays in the cabinets
of the morgue. A child who seems to be dressed
in red. Helplessly
weeping, a big nosed mustached man
covers his eyes with one hand. A voice says quietly
"Mohammed, Mohammed." Then the hospital
where from a boy's body wrapped in white gauze
a plastic tube trails.
You see it all.
The man raising
the boy's shirt to show us. The boy's hands
as he tries to
push the shirt down