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Sunday, November 20, 2011


by Ron Singer

Moammar Gadhafi
was a democrat, self-proclaimed.
“In Arabic,” he explained,
dama means remain,
and kursi is a seat.”
That, you could say,
was ersitz democracy.

Ron Singer’s poetry has appeared, e.g., in alba, Arlington Literary Journal (featured poet, July, 2010), Borderlands: The Texas Poetry Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Evergreen Review, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, New Works Review (featured poet, Fall 2008), and Word Riot. He is currently working on a book of interviews with African pro-democracy activists called Uhuru Revisited (Africa World Press/Red Sea Press).