Miroslav Holub: Casualty

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A sadly appropriate poem for our times...

Casualty

They bring us crushed fingers,
mend it, doctor.
They bring burnt-out eyes,

hounded owls of hearts,
they bring a hundred white bodies,
a hundred red bodies,
a hundred black bodies,
mend it, doctor…

 

You can read the whole poem on The Guardian‘s book blog at

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/aug/17/poem-of-the-week-casualty-by-miroslav-holub

Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/13476480@N07/16300280090

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