Quotation by Galway Kinnell

crack of deputies' rifles practicing their aim on stray dogs
at night,
sput of cattleprod,
TV groaning at the smells of the human body,
curses of the soldier as he poisons, burns, grinds, and stabs
the rice of the world,
Galway Kinnell (b. 1927), U.S. poet. Vapor Trail Reflected in the Frog Pond (l. 14–18). . .

Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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