Who’s on the pillory today?

 

Smoke

But no

Fire

 

War criminals

Are

Not

Aberrations

 

Infanticide

Is the status quo

 

II

 

And

When

They wake

 

I’ll be

Dulling

and

Culling

 

Still dreaming

Of something less derivative

 


Abraheem Dittu is a Pakistani-American poet from Los Angeles. He’s previously been published in The Blue Door Quarterly, Cultural Weekly, Flypaper Magazine, The Squawk Back, The Song of the San Joaquin, Ascent Aspirations, The Pointed Circle, Bluepepper, Rigorous Magazine, Holy Shit Journal, and The Oxford Summer Academy Review.

June 8, 2018

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