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Sunday, September 20, 2020


by Howie Good

After six years of war in Yemen, it looks like the world’s worst humanitarian crisis is being forgotten and treated with indifference. —Atlantic Council, September 17, 2020. Photo: Burying a child who was killed in an airstrike in Sana, Yemen, in 2017. Credit: Yahya Arhab/European Pressphoto Agency via The New York Times, September 16, 2020.

A boy lies sprawled
by the edge of the road,

his chest torn open
by a chunk of shrapnel.

You could see his heart beating
if you bothered to look. 

Howie Good is the author of The Death Row Shuffle, forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.