Our routine of dying, unmarked,
scattered, in pastures untrod
by creatures keen enough
to keep their distance,
Brings me a certain solace:
the fates of mice and martyrs
are bound by their finality,
talons striking a target. . . .
Here, in a case that involves allegations of conduct that could be described as tyrannical, the jury should have its say. And the defenders of the NSA, who argue that Snowden’s actions constituted the highest form of treason, should stand up in open court and make their case. Then, with all the facts before them, we should let the jury decide.Edward Snowden can get a fair trial in the US. Here's how
Alex’s columns and poetry have appeared in national newspapers and literary magazines, including most recently The Guardian and The Brooklyn Quarterly.