newspoem 19 january 2005

i heard on npr
what was for npr
an extremely vocal critic of the war
describe the war
as a foreign policy blunder

if i were to assault you with intent to kill
would that be called a social

(if you defended yourself successfully)

this is why dirk cannot write poetry
except sad about women winebars

the glass tower of language
is burning
there are poets trapped at the top
preparing to jump
when those planes hit it

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