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Issue # 3 January 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Gary Beck


Civil Rights For Witches

Witch hunters in Gambia
surrounded a village,
herded men and women
onto buses at gunpoint,
took them to detention camps,
stripped them naked,
forced them to drink
hallucinogenic substances
until they didn't know
who was, or wasn't a witch.
Then the helpless victims
had to drink and bathe
in a potion of toxic herbs,
fatal to witches
and non-witches alike.