in the rape camps

Editor back-issues, John Sweet, poetry

imagine the men
forgotten and dead in
fresh pits

imagine their
wives and daughters
at gunpoint
in the rape camps
no one will ever admit

or no

don’t imagine it

it’s already happening
in a country that has
nothing to do with
your own life

it’s over and done with
in the time it takes
a boot to crush a
newborn’s skull

this one small sound
alone
should be enough to
bring us all to
our knees

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