Sand Castles

A seven-year-old,

Innocent of the analogy,
Can savor the
Susceptibility of sand castles.
A septuagenerian
Can take what comfort
There is in a kinship
With them, and with
Autumn afternoons
And the universe in general. 

Anwar Congo is an unlikely international celebrity. A former gangster who dropped out of school in the fourth grade, the septuagenerian Indonesian is the star of The Act of Killing, a spectacular new documentary that just opened in the U.S. In the film, Congo admits to killing hundreds of people in cold blood, with a smile on his face. It’s perhaps not a surprise that he’s expressed some displeasure with the film, but his reasons aren’t what you might expect.

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