There is a War in Yemen by George Payne

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There is a war in Yemen
It will not stop
once you flip the channel
or change your mind
There is a war in Yemen
In hospital basements
munitions are collected
like cadavers in a morgue

There is a war in Yemen
Children are gasping
for the meat of mosquitoes
Their rib cages, like injera
spongy and core-less
There is a war in Yemen
When you go home
to your shower and table
When you stop to watch
the day glide by
There is a war in Yemen
There is a war.
There is a war.
There is a war.

Based out of Rochester, NY, George Cassidy Payne is a published poet, photographer, and blogger. Payne has been published in a variety of journals, magazines, poetry reviews, and newspapers including The Atlantic, USA Today, NPR, The Daily Caller, The Buffalo News, The Albany Times Union, The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, CounterPunch, CommonDreams, Moria Poetry Review, and Hazmat Review. He is a SUNY Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and full-time counselor at the Willow Domestic Violence Center in Rochester. He can be reached at george@gandhiearthkeepers.org.

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