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 a West Indian-Australian poet (Original Skin Picaro Press, 2008; Gil Scott Heron is on Parole Picaro Press, 2009), writer and journalist. She is a poetry slam champion whose non-fiction, poetry and fiction have been widely published in the Age, Crikey, the Koori Mail, Going Down Swinging, and Overland. She writes a poetry blog at slamup.blogspot.com

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