Excerpt: Running Orders

Three guesses what this excerpt references.

Lena Khalaf Tuffaha has captured the terror and the injustice of people caught in a horrible conflict.

The poet brings us into a no-win situation. It’s chilling.

They call us now to say
Run.
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.
They think of it as some kind of
war-time courtesy.
It doesn’t matter that
there is nowhere to run to.

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