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Khashoggi, Politics And The Weather Forecast

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the poet said when he writes
he might throw something in –
a phrase or a sentence
he heard on the radio.

joining me now is a friend
of Jamal Khashoggi.
was he fearful? apprehensive?
well, actually no.

his marriage imminent
he phoned me on leaving
the consulate and was happy.
we feel he’s been killed,
tortured to death.

and the UK government’s silence?
this is the hypocrisy of politics.
thank you for your time –
tomorrow will be wet and cloudy
with risk of localized flooding.

Article: In 2018, Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi went to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul to pick up documents he needed for his wedding. He never walked out.


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