Healing for Natalya Estemirova

Russian and Chechen thugs,
why would you not heel to truth? If
you had only seen the heels
and lips, the healing reporter
skirting lies, flirting with
tiny remnants of your humanity
cajoling for compassion,
you’d be seduced for justice

Torturing for power
brutes miss so much beauty, have
uprooted Chechnya’s only flower
Natalya Estemirova

Ref: New York Times,”Fearless in a Land of Thugs, to the Point of Death”,by C.J.Chivers, July 18,2009, pp.1, A5

—Douglas Gilbert
Books by Douglas Gilbert