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The War Reporter Paul Watson Remembers the Escape, and: The War Reporter Paul Watson in the Colonies, and: The War Reporter Paul Watson and the Mountain Gorillas, and: The War Reporter Paul Watson Gives the Poet Some Advice, and: The War Reporter Paul Watson Interviews the Negotiator

The War Reporter Paul Watson Remembers the Escape, and: The War Reporter Paul Watson in the... Dan O'Brien The War Reporter Paul Watson Remembers the Escape poetr y Riding shotgun in lotus position like Buddha on my suitcase. The driver drowns his hands in moonshine. The keychain fob in the form of the first George Bush's head swinging like a plumb bob. Somebody's carved DOWN in his forehead. Mr. Ramadan weaving the wreck-strewn autobahns beneath criss-crossing contrails of Shiva's warplanes escorting Tomahawks, while the Beatles sing "Help!" on the tape deck. Christlike soldiers wave us through the gates. Morning in Jordan at the barred Window of Shame, journalists mingling in a scrum for visas. Black nights in the jazz bar hounding Mr. Adnan, the visa-man pinching women's buttocks while addicts beg him to help us return to death. Shivering beside a mountain of sodden suitcases in a sudden downpour along the border, recording this war I'm missing. I was sleeping and I woke up to my blanket burning and when I reached out to find my son I found flesh--and when this weeping father buries his face in the mud at my feet, I swear to never let this happen again. The War Reporter Paul Watson in the Colonies The dictator favored Savile Row http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

The War Reporter Paul Watson Remembers the Escape, and: The War Reporter Paul Watson in the Colonies, and: The War Reporter Paul Watson and the Mountain Gorillas, and: The War Reporter Paul Watson Gives the Poet Some Advice, and: The War Reporter Paul Watson Interviews the Negotiator

The Missouri Review , Volume 36 (2) – Jul 19, 2013

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Dan O'Brien The War Reporter Paul Watson Remembers the Escape poetr y Riding shotgun in lotus position like Buddha on my suitcase. The driver drowns his hands in moonshine. The keychain fob in the form of the first George Bush's head swinging like a plumb bob. Somebody's carved DOWN in his forehead. Mr. Ramadan weaving the wreck-strewn autobahns beneath criss-crossing contrails of Shiva's warplanes escorting Tomahawks, while the Beatles sing "Help!" on the tape deck. Christlike soldiers wave us through the gates. Morning in Jordan at the barred Window of Shame, journalists mingling in a scrum for visas. Black nights in the jazz bar hounding Mr. Adnan, the visa-man pinching women's buttocks while addicts beg him to help us return to death. Shivering beside a mountain of sodden suitcases in a sudden downpour along the border, recording this war I'm missing. I was sleeping and I woke up to my blanket burning and when I reached out to find my son I found flesh--and when this weeping father buries his face in the mud at my feet, I swear to never let this happen again. The War Reporter Paul Watson in the Colonies The dictator favored Savile Row

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Published: Jul 19, 2013

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