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“The Slave Raid”

I a man of peace am kept close under jungle guard as the thud of war clubs crushing bone intermingles with the terrified screams of women and children and commanding baritone voices cut short mid-sentence and involuntary moans which resonate around … Continue reading

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“Ballad of San Jose Nacahuil, Guatemala” (A Tritina)

My town sits on a single-lane dirt road. A black car roars up to my cantina. The bandits inside are thirsty for blood. First shot to my arm brings first sign of blood. Bodies of townsfolk fast fall to the … Continue reading

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