Monsters and Other Silent Creatures

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Monsters and Other Silent Creatures

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These poems were written in response to the Wikileaks video, ‘Collateral Murder,’ which showed an Apache helicopter in Iraq opening fire on civilians, including two Iraqi journalists. This pamphlet explores the paths of war, love, trauma, desire, wanting, distance, and memories through the voices of a U.S. soldier and the lover he leaves behind.

Mai'a Williams has worked as a writer and human rights worker in Mexico, Egypt, Palestine, and east Africa.

She asks us, through this work, who are the monsters in this world and what becomes of them when they finally arrive home.

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papa


in a town too small for a walmart
papa couldn’t figure out how to stop the earth
long enough for him to inhale
never blowing out

i didn’t tell my girl of my old man screeching at the light
the air, thick like saliva, the houseflies tracing the last rites on his forehead

i wore a white suit and bare feet
mama slipped them into papa’s shoes
we sat in the black limo as it meandered to the church yard, his body hung
in a box in red dirt surrounded by bloodless thorns

i shrugged at my fate and picked up a gun
a living hero, reincarnating the dead


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southern hospitality


had a black girl two towns over
fumbling naked in cars across from the church parking lot
under a white cross for six months
and then i left her for the desert

bushmaster element once you get on him, just open on him
light ‘em all up you shoot i’ll talk
crazy horse dead bastards
wounded trying to crawl away
all you got to do is pick up a weapon


‘i’m pregnant’

funny what you see at night after hours looking through the target point of an apache helicopter.

a white cross floating on the bathroom floor

‘i can’t afford to keep calling you.’
at least she had the courtesy

to shoot me down

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