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Tuesday, February 08, 2011


by Patricia Carragon

the Nile is bleeding
              wounded doves fall
              wings stained in death

the Nile is bleeding
              fallen doves in the streets
              throats slashed by hate

the Nile is bleeding
              a river rises
              for revolution

the Nile is bleeding
              tears of Isis
              flood a nation

Patricia Carragon is a New York City writer and poet. Her work can be found online and in anthologies.  She hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor of its annual anthology. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005). Her latest book is Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010).  She is a member of Brevitas, a group dedicated to short poems.