History is how many years ago?
when I was five, sure
older seems to others old.
Who decides if I lived through history?
if we are presently historic
in some proportions, and
Who decides when?
a moth my cat can’t catch
now history
a 4-year-old secluded
Kennedy died
a 4-year-old rushed to hospital
Beirut again Beirut
To think there is control
or logic in it
An accident, a bureaucratic
Broken leg still limping
an historic fall.

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    • This past year Lebanon has just been unraveling, and now this. I have fond memories of Beirut, esp. its people – visited there a number of times for work, accompanied by wife and daughter as well in July 2006 – so all the more poignant.

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