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Altered book: I Wonder Why

Book opened to poem, “The Shadow Child” (left). On right, a transparency of the book’s illustration is overlaid on a recessed image of Nick Ut’s famous 1972 photo of a napalmed Vietnamese girl.

A green flowered ribbon functions as a book marker. Upright brass bullet casings are miniature vases for artificial flowers the same color as the ribbon.

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© 2019 Christine Oatman