Dead in the water

<em>"The Rambouillet agreement is dead in the water" -
Mark Laity, BBC News</em>

This missile is dead

in the water. This heart

is dead. In the water,

in a cart, a tractor, a barrow,

this heart is dead.

In the water, this heart

beats like a thousand feet,

dead. In the water

of these eyes, this tongue,

this heart is dead.

Am I a refugee? My heart

is alive in your still dead water

This article first appeared in the 09 April 1999 issue of the New Statesman, Judge the US by deeds, not words