The A1 Haiku: Prescription for injustice

By Thomas Gaulkin | September 12, 2022

Illustration by Zdenek Sasek / Thomas Gaulkin

Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin’s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred September 12, 2022.

We suspect it’ll occur again.

Poorer Nations Get Little Help On Monkeypox

(from the original by Stephanie Nolen)

They have the virus.
“I have no options,” he said,
and “We have nothing.”

Together, we make the world safer.

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