The Japanese Imperial Army’s
mistreatment of POWs
during World War II was a war crime.
The killing of Japanese civilians
in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
by the United States Army Air Force
was a geopolitical strategy.
Daily, on the tv screen, out of the sky
suffering comes: dust, flames, detritus,
outcries – and the living burdened, fleeing…
…Myanmar, Baghdad, Grozny, the fall
of Paris – long lines of people south
on the roads through the fields of the Beauce,