Last Death in Iraq

April 1, 2007

This poem was first published in Mascara Literary Review, Issue 1 (2007).

Last Death in Iraq
9 April 2003

Of course, collectively,
It makes perfect sense.
The day is glowing,
People cheering,
The old is no more.

So the last man to die
In Saddam’s Iraq
Finds himself thinking
One day like
The men in the White House
Like the Christians
Like I do
The morning I pick up
My pen to write
Against a war that is
Already over.

Gwee Li Sui

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