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Appointment in Samarra (a poem)

Appointment in Samarra by David Ray “An appointment in Samarra” meant that you could not fool Mr. Death, that you flew to Samarra to avoid him in Paris or Chicago, but ran into him there where all along he intended to find you, had planned it from day one. I find Samarra on the map […]

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Poster for Lisa Savidge

“Too trapped in a war to be at peace, too damaged to be at war”: Phoenix Army Vet’s Last Words

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The suicide on June 10 of producer and singer/guitarist Daniel Somers of the Phoenix rock band Lisa Savidge has gained international attention due to the lengthy suicide note he left behind. In the note, Somers, a U.S. Army veteran from 2003 to 2006, described the suffering he has endured in the wake […]

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