John Steinbeck B. 2.27.02 Salinas, California / D. 12.20.68 New York City Heart Attack
East of Syria Beaten-down grass, after a battle. Villagers skirting shell-crater rims
collect belt buckles, buttons, teeth, stirrups and boots. Paul Wolfowitz at the belly of a dead horse pokes with a pointy stick and giggles giggles and pokes.