What Could Have Happened
I doubt . . . this is where I find it extremely difficult . . . no government worth its salt plans to massacre its people. No. What could have happened is something went wrong when they were on the ground.
Commission, indicted for involvement in the 1984 Wagalla Massacre of
5,000 Somali Kenyans by the Kenyan government
Source: Poetry (March 2014).
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This poem originally appeared in the March 2014 issue of Poetry magazine
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