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Second Hand

Odd is it that I should think of clothing while looking at such horrific pictures.

What ragged soul bore the tattered shirt I wear? What insistent thrashing from the fuming globe did the arms in these ragged sleeves undergo? Of their troubles... might I know?

A second hand story, a second hand building, second hand smoke curling allegiance to breath, second hand food, second hand clothing. ...Death.

Every piece of clothing I own has a hole in it somewhere, a tear, a stubborn thread, shrunken look, sedated color, a missing button, a snag, a raging crinkle, or furled collar, not unlike my heart over the genocide of a people.

© 2008 mrp/thepoetryman
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2. The Green Prophet
3. U.N. Suspends Gaza Aid Operations
4. The Daily Banter