R. Zahniser

Poems
A CALL FOR HELP (11/15/07)
When they told us we needed to put in more hours
because the business environment was so competitive,
we put in more hours.
Four Thousand and Counting (8/14/08)
This poem originally appeared in the May 2008 issue of "The Portland Alliance".
Line up the thousand bodies.
Put the pieces in the right places.
Legacy (8/14/08)
This poem originally appeared in the July 2008 issue of "The Portland Alliance".
The walls look shiny and white
but if you put your hands to them
you feel the vibrations
of screams.
Parachuting Bush into Baghdad (11/15/07)
In the end it was all we could do.
Reparations,
trials,
promises of respect for autonomy
were all overshadowed
by the number
of dead.
President Torture (3/20/08)
This poem originally appeared in December 2006 issue of "The Portland Alliance."
You cannot torture President Torture
but he can torture you.
The Real War (3/20/08)
Due to the war on cancer
civil liberties will be temporarily suspended.