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

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Maxine Beneba Clarke is an Australian author and slam poet of Afro- Caribbean descent. Her short fiction collection Foreign Soil won the 2015 ABIA Award for Best Literary Fiction and the 2015 Indie Award for Best Debut Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize. Her memoir, The Hate Race, her poetry collection Carrying the World, and her first children’s book, The Patchwork Bike, will be published by Hachette in late 2016.

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