|Gloria Mindock is the founding
editor of Červená Barva Press and one of the USA editors
for Levure Litteraire (France). She is the author of La
Portile Raiului (Ars Longa Press, 2010, Romania) translated
into the Romanian by Flavia Cosma, Nothing Divine Here (U
Soku Stampa, 2010, Montenegro), and Blood Soaked
Dresses (Ibbetson, 2007). Widely published in the USA and
abroad, her poetry has been translated and published into
the Romanian, Serbian, Spanish, Estonian, and French. In
2014, Gloria was awarded the Ibbetson Street Press Lifetime
Achievement Award and in May, 2016, Gloria will receive the
Allen Ginsberg Award for community service by the Newton
Writing and Publishing Center. Gloria recently was published
in Gargoyle and work in the We are You Project Anthology is
forthcoming. Her book, Whiteness of Bone, is forthcoming in
2016 by Glass Lyre Press (Chicago, Illinois).
They all were led to an embankment,
Shot in the head or hacked.
Piles of bodies, a crime.
The courage of those who died made
their bodies beautiful.
Ascension into the air where God touched their soul.
Evil is evil so mourning is essential.
Two lion cubs played nearby.
So cute and young…
They understood what life was but
when older like man, their innocence
is awakened by the tongue.
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