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Thursday, June 10, 2010


by Jan Keough

"Dutchman to do crime scene walk-through in Peru" (AP)

That girl in Aruba, Holloway, and then another
down in Peru, snuffed and gone
and the hunt for
so many girls hidden in trash bins
dumped somewhere
never on
a network or screamed across a newspaper . . .
but god, another girl-woman-victim
and another suspect who walks away.

i don’t want justice
i want it to stop.
i know
it won’t.

Jan Keough is a poet living in northern RI.  Her poems have appeared in print and online including the Providence Journal, Lunarosity, The River Poets Journal, & the upcoming Spirit First Anthology.  Her essay "Experiments" was broadcast on WRNI's This I Believe. She's a co-founder the Origami Poems Project of Rhode Island.