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White-throated Guenon  from Christiano Artuso The White-Throated Guenon, also known as the red-bellied monkey and the red-bellied guenon, is a diurnal primate that lives on trees of rainforests or tropical areas of Nigeria and Benin. They are usually frugivores but insects, leaves, and crops are also in their diet. They usually live in small groups of four to five individual monkeys however, there have been groups of 30 discovered, and in cases, some males wander alone. They are arboreal, living in moist tropical forest and the wettest parts of dry tropical forest, however they can also be found in secondary bush and old farmland. Males weigh from 3.5-4.5 kg and females weigh 2-4 kg. Females give birth to one offspring, which is a factor of decreasing population. They were once considered extinct due to constant hunting for the fur of their unique red belly and white front legs, but a small group was subsequently found near the Niger River in 1988. They are still considered an endangered species due to their decreasing population. They are present within Nigerian forest reserves and sacred groves in Benin, but hunting and logging restrictions are difficult to enforce or nonexistent. They are one of the species that live in the Guinean Forests of the West Africa Biodiversity Hotspot.


The Last Nazi


John Grey


He is the last Nazi
ever hauled out of the Chicago apartment
he'd occupied for the past thirty years
while his neighbors watched
and muttered how they never suspected
that the quiet old man they knew as Henry
was in the SS.

And it is the final time
such a story leads the local news,
and the television fills
with the face of a wrinkled
dazed ex-forklift-driver
while a deep voice intones
all of his crimes against humanity.

Never again would
one with his dark secret
collapse in a courtroom,
die before any word
is said against him from the dock,
be the subject of something
the usual talking heads called "closure."

World War II still has the history
but it is running out of bad guys.
And their evil is just pathetic, anyhow.
So we must look elsewhere now
for what we are most capable of.

John Grey is an Australian poet, and US resident. Recently published in Examined Life Journal, Evening Street Review and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Harpur Palate, Poetry East and Visions International.


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