A POEM FROM 

KOSOVO WAR  POETRY  by David Roberts

THE ACCOUNTANTS OF KOSOVO

  The accountants of Kosovo
  study the figures,
  calculating costs.
  Serbian dead: Albanian dead.

  Serious losses again this year.
  The books never balance.

  There is never a profit.

  We must seek clarification
  of corporate objectives,
  but how can we
  when there are no directors?

  Our task is baffling
  We can only report
  that we are at a loss.

  There is no profit.

  There is no prophet.
 

    David Roberts

    28 July 1999

Copyright 1999 David Roberts

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