World Wide Web

A pixelated video
of a woman at a window, waving,
arms flapping in desperation.
The kind of thing that used to move me
or shock me, or something
years ago.
Since then I’ve seen it all.
Been to Abu Ghraib and Afghanistan,
plane crash sites and prison riots,
murder mansions and drowned-boy beaches.
That broken building
above New York was simply
my first look
at the world’s shittier side online.

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