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A Song


The glory that has been evenly split
among everyone
into medals for the leaders
praise for rank and file
and pictures for the dead
has finished its cycle
and is leaning now
on sandbags so you can roll
and smoke your whole
tobacco pack
before the next war comes


Ghassan Zaqtan

The Silence That Remains: Selected Poems
Copper Canyon Press


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