Read it in the papers:
In everyday disguise.
The bomber looked like everyone else
dressed in Bermuda shorts
for a visit to a resort
at the Black Sea coast.
Summer, and time for tourists
to take a break, have some fun,
except there was a man among them
planning to take their lives.
And he did:
The young man looked like a Batman fan,
his gasmask and flack jacket
not out of place in the crowded cinema.
Even the explosion of smoke bombs
seemed part of the show
until the bullets flew amongst children
who had to learn that violence
is not something that only happens
on the screen:
The 17-year-old was found naked
on a Sunday morning street,
tearing at his flesh in self-loathing
and crying for his life to be taken
by any passing car:
The baby was five months old,
stuffed into the hand-luggage by a father;
its life not worth the price
of a ticket.
On any given day,
It's making headlines.
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