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On Bombings and Apologies

Posted by on Apr 6th, 2011 and filed under Opinion, Recent Posts. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

By JOSEPH G. RAMSEY

“I’m sorry,” said the captain
After killing your wife
Upon maiming your children
And wrecking your life.

“I’m sorry,” he said,
“The missile. It missed;
“I’ll certainly understand it if you feel pissed.

“That damn missile went
left
when it should have gone
right–
“–You see, it’s hard to see straight
in the middle
of the night.
“Please know that America didn’t want your kin dead;
“That missile was meant for your neighbors instead.”

J. Gallant Ramsey is a writer, teacher, and activist in the Boston area. Some of his work can be read at his (up and coming!) blog. He can be contacted at jgramsey AT gmail.com.  visit Joseph's website.

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