Abu Ghraib It took Botero to bring it home – not the gray printed pages of the New York Times but the Colombian painter, Fernando Botero, with his bulbous hyper-reality – balloon-like legs and arms, gigantic pecs and torsos. Botero, whose paintings, even of the innocuous, hold a recipe for horror. 2003, within all-too-recent memory, in our name, with our dollars, knowing the enabler who lit the match is venerated, decently retired. Now, trying to read more, learn more, I find I can’t even look. How easily we learn to dis-remember here in America the beautiful our Pilgrims’ pride. ______________________________________________________ Irene Willis has published five collection of poetry and edited and/or co-edited two anthologies. Her poems have also appeared in many journals and anthologies. Awards for her work include a Distinguished Artist fellowship from the NJ State Council on the Arts, a residency fellowship from the Millay Colony and grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Berkshire/Taconic Foundation. She is Poetry Editor of /International Psychoanalysis /(online).