The Girl in the Picture
June 7, 1972
Gasoline and soap make napalm --
sticks like glue, burns alive.
Collateral children scream,
"Nóng quá, nóng quá!"
The photo almost wasn't published --
atrocities of war sell papers.
But nudity? A bare child screaming
Nóng quá, nóng quá?
Too hot, too hot!
Sarah Russell’s poetry and short fiction have been published in Kentucky Review, Red River Review, Misfit Magazine, Rusty Truck, The Ekphrastic Review, Psaltery and Lyre, and many other journals and anthologies. She was recently nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize. Sarah blogs at SarahRussellPoetry.net.
The Ekphrastic Review
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