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all taxis down any street that leads like a dark vein toward my heart that is in Freedom Square We both fight in the same street you are shot there I die here

World War Final We who had not believed the war has ended did not leave the trenches nor put down our “Death to...” or quit being so ridden in dust We who have not believed the towns are still on the offensive the fields, still in retreat and in between the forests are lost While the war is still in between us we are worming Kusturika’s Underground like when the bombs came and we hid under the school bench so behind the desk they could give a seat to Mr Veteran The war is approaching again so Zahra’s Heaven Cemetery won’t sit so far apart from Tehran so the military police swap places with the street dogs and women who recently learnt to smile sit a little closer to tears There won’t be sirens in between respites to run to the basements this time there shall be no enemies the earth shall be the trench in which to take refuge We who don’t believe The missiles won’t arrive this time 69

LIJLA Vol.2, No.1 February 2014

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LIJLA Vol. 2 No. 1 Feb. 2014  

Short Fiction/Poetry/Visual Arts/Tanka by James Wall, Shanta Acharya, Billy O'Callaghan, Henry Stindt, George Szirtes, Kala Ramesh, Catheri...

LIJLA Vol. 2 No. 1 Feb. 2014  

Short Fiction/Poetry/Visual Arts/Tanka by James Wall, Shanta Acharya, Billy O'Callaghan, Henry Stindt, George Szirtes, Kala Ramesh, Catheri...

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