Osama lives

you cn feel him now:
a small boy
on the riyadh streets
shifting arabia’s
bare / cracked childhood feet
in volatile unease
as US army tanks roll by

the bullet blew the flesh
bt he is written in the wind:

osama bin
osama bin laden
osama bin laden lives

Maxine Beneba Clarke  is an Australian writer of Afro-Caribbean descent. She is the author of Gil Scott Heron is on Parole, Nothing Here Needs Fixing and Foreign Soil. She is the winner of the 2015 ABIA award for Literary Fiction Book of The Year, and the 2015 Indie Award for debut fiction. Maxine writes for The Saturday Paper, and is the host of The Wheeler Centre’s popular talk series ‘The F Word’.

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