Ross Vassilev

little Eichmanns


for Ward Churchill


getting fired for telling the truth

is nothing to be ashamed of


maybe it’s for the best


maybe the little Eichmanns

reflected on

the evils of their ways

while praying to their

blond, blue-eyed Jesus

on that fateful day


or maybe they didn’t


at any rate


America’s vengeance

for 3,000

translated into

1 million dead in Iraq and

a somewhat smaller total

in Afghanistan


it depends on how exactly

you figure the numbers,

I guess


whether you include

“collateral damage”

and deaths from starvation

in the final sums

of the Empire’s reckoning



who’s counting?








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