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Doug Anderson: The Tyrant

The people beat him so badly
that afterward 
they could not distinguish him
from the pigs the rebels slaughtered 
in the courtyard. That night, 
when they had gone away
an old woman came and gathered up 
some of the mess and put it in a box 
to bury it. She can be seen sometimes 
after dark trimming the grass around his grave.


Copyright 2021 Doug Anderson

Photo by Doug Anderson

2 comments on “Doug Anderson: The Tyrant

  1. Mandy Fessenden Brauer
    July 13, 2021

    The contrast between the poem and the incredible photograph is extraordinary!

    Liked by 1 person

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