Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Salma


At first
I thought you had lost
your mind-
breast feeding some strangers baby
out of some
celebrity
excess.

out of extreme arrogance-
but
i was wrong.

instead
it was a African baby
in sierra leon,
whose mother had no milk.


it was such a human act.

an act of a mother,
it requires no explanation-

to have to explain-
would be failure
on the part of the person needing reasons,
and
for not asking
why the baby
was hungry in
the first
place.

09'

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