Microcosmic Murder

A country in West Africa
In a city there, al-Qaeda
Attacked and killed

A UN microcosm:
Twenty-seven dead from
Eighteen nationalities, five

Times the number
Injured, thirty and more
Hostages now freed

I don’t know how much
Longer I can track (or truck)
Adding to the list

Or if, in the world’s swell
Against, I will more simply
Merge my interest with

The quiet dead and the
Outraged living, awaiting an
End of unnamed campaigns

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