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War Story

By Claire Zoghb

He’s put the war out of his mind. Shelling and murdered relatives behind him. But it lives on in his legs: one limb at a time shakes constantly, even in sleep, as if someone had told him once long ago that he could outrun memory and he half-believed it.

Added: Thursday, July 3, 2014  /  First appeared in "Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab America" (The Lebanon Issue, 2006). Used with permission.
Claire Zoghb

Claire Zoghb's Small House Breathing won the 2008 Quercus Review annual competition. Two chapbooks are forthcoming: Dispatches from Everest (Fomite Press) and Boundaries (Blue Lyra Press). Her work has appeared in Connecticut Review, CALYX, Mizna, Natural Bridge, Sukoon, and Through A Child's Eyes: Poems and Stories About War. She has been nominated for Best of the Net by One for her poem “Terminal.” Claire was the winner of the 2008 Dogwood annual poetry competition and a finalist in the 6th annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival. She lives in New Haven with her husband Nicolas and works as Graphics Director at Long Wharf Theatre.

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