Sunday, November 18, 2007

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Beirut Seizure: For Haas Mroue

"A night. A man. A city"
--Haas Mroue

axiom #1: you can never
step into the same river
twice


axiom #2: There is no
such thing
as civil war


beirut
4.13.75 to present
brief periods of relative

calm call it
intermittent peace.
a lull in activity

when a mother hums a lullaby
to her son. her future
scholar. soldier perhaps

or poet.
with pedestrian desires
he'll traipse paris side streets

south american vinyards
crush grapes
sip wine & taste

home. beirut
under fire, like grace.
the place that pits brother

versus cousin versus
stranger. ally &
enemy one & the same.

now i have
truly
become
my father


son
holy
ghosts

no refuge.
refugee
camp. school.

the local hospital
buried under
mounds of its own rubble

where will the people go?
who will search for
& rescue

the night
from phosphorous, firefights
& small arms dealers?

who will sit w/ you
after your heart
attacks?