Category Archives: M. Lapin

THE TERRORISTS ARE LIVING IN OUR COMMUNITIES

A Poem by M. Lapin The doe in the deer The fire in the rice The man in the monsoon Monsanto is the terrorist The glitter in the ghost The broken glass in the paper The death in the grave … Continue reading

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Fragment from The Monsanto, Unitire and Dow Chemical Series

A Fragment From a Long Poem by M. Lapin Every child who died before birth from Agent Orange poisoning entered the night sky a new star— every child who died before the age of ten from Agent Orange poisoning entered … Continue reading

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To Jim Sampsel who might be deaf, blind and mute

Dear Jim Sampsel, Forget the Viet Nam War– too messy, too bloody, too… and forget its legacy of pain, physical and emotional trauma, its psychological outburst. This is not a poem, but a work of describing so let’s get on … Continue reading

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BECAUSE OF AGENT ORANGE

A Poem by M. Lapin There are things you must explain to me darkness is one, the red flare of light another Again the morning sky overcast and dust, a pallor of bruised flesh and blackened eyes. Again the rains … Continue reading

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THE DISEASE OF AGENT ORANGE

A Poem by M. Lapin Once I listened to a poet (but I cannot remember her name or the title of her poem) who wrote lines about Cincinnati using the Yellow Pages, the names of corporations, factories, the outpouring of … Continue reading

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Sunset over Chemical Valley

A Poem by M. Lapin Once I listened to a poet (but I cannot remember her name or the title of her poem) who wrote lines about Cincinnati using the Yellow Pages, the names of corporations, factories, the outpouring of … Continue reading

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WHY I AM BOYCOTTING MONSANTO AND DOW CHEMICAL

A Poem by M. Lapin –for the Vietnamese people and the American Viet Nam Veterans http://www.projectagentorange.com When I gather my strength and walk down a row into my field where nothing can grow (except concrete and gravel and a few … Continue reading

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