I wrote this long piece (part fiction, part poem) around 2005.
And then I read it a few times in poetry readings in the U.S. It was published in The Recluse #2 (Poetry Project, 2006).
When I was writing I had the poetry-Iraq war debate on my mind (and computer screen).
When I ask myself why do I write in English, my mind answers: you like having fun reading these things out loud.
Yes, I think that’s half the story.