The Abandoned Island

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human

Puerto Ricans

there’s war on my people

sterilization, genocide

for years

 

crisis

abandonment of the island

I hear their cries — it burns

quieted deaths

coqui.

©2017 Liza Morales

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Unhumanitarian

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dropped bombs

poisonous gas 

a chemical assault

Syrian children and mothers

gasping 

paralysis, brimmed lungs, foamed mouths 

bodies blanket the ground

further from peace

war crime. 
© 2017 Liza Morales
photo credit: NY Times