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Wednesday, May 06, 2009


by Jennifer Fenn

The sutures still seen
Across Armenia's face,
She stares through veined eyes
At the latest U.S. president
To leave out the word "genocide".

"Never forget! 1.5 million Armenians killed!"
She cries
As crowds with placards emerge
All over the country
Like drops of blood
From the stitched wound.

Obama urges
The most important thing now
Is to focus on the future
After these "great atrocities",
Comments like Band-Aids
Now soaked with scarlet.

Jennifer Fenn’s poetry has appeared previously in The New Verse News, National Catholic Reporter, Samsara, Black Book Press, Amaze: the Cinquain Journal and is scheduled to appear in Nomad's Choir.