When I watched you die that day,
My heart was a red-hot flame,
Not from pity or fear, but
Love of our shared human fate.
(Translated by Eugene Eoyang)
I saw another man die:
My stomach burned like fire.
Not that I felt sorry for him:
I was afraid I’d be next.
Photographs are of tombstones on Cangshan in Dali, China and on Prince Edward Island, Canada.
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