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on CNN
a young Chinese man
stands alone
to block a line of tanks
I stand behind him, watching

space Chen-ou Liu - Canada


we have never
bought a flag in
my family;
we receive them
with the coffins

space M. Kei - USA


you never imagine
the name you give your child
on a cancer ward bracelet,
a prison file,
a time-worn gravestone

space Dorothy McLaughlin - USA

midday dark as twilight
heavy rain
soaks deep into the earth
my brother
lying in his grave

space Bob Brill - USA


what remains
when life is over?
a few memories
some crumbling bones,
cold ashes, dry dust

space Joy McCall - UK


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