This poem is taken from Stand 226, 18(2) June - August 2020.

Graham Allison Two Poems
Theories of Power and Belonging

Napoleon a Corsican
of Italian descent.

Stalin a Georgian
poet turned
revolutionary.

Hitler an Austrian
with perhaps
Czech ancestry
and once
a would-be artist.

Verwoerd born
in Holland moved
to South Africa
as an infant.

Pol Pot light-skinned
for a Khmer
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