Acts

With regard to these acts: removal of clothing,

nudity in front of females or before prayer,

the belly a heap of wheat set about with lilies,

 

a brood of men with bushy locks, black as raven,

the shaving of beards O daughters of Jerusalem,

exposure to extreme temperatures, hot or cold, short

 

shackling to an eye-bolt in the floor,

spikenard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon,

three hundred and fifty incidents of self-harm,

 

a garden inclosed, a spring shut up, a fountain sealed,

hoods, goggles, lap dances during interrogation,

fear of dogs, the use of dogs; the acts in question

 

were overseen by known government officials,

their teeth a flock of sheep, evenly shorn.

 

A.B. Jackson

(from the Wilderness Party)

 

  • an astonishing found poem from the brilliant and mind of A. B. Jackson; it containing extracts from the Song of Solomon and a UN report called Situation of detainees at Guantanamo Bay 2006
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