Sunday, August 28, 2005

Priorities

tonight there is tonglen
for a woman
near a ranch
somewhere in texas (little t)

black presidential (little p) lemo
flags quick-flap
leading the tinted glass

death in iraq
somehow less important
than kicking up dust
in her face

3 Comments:

Blogger John said...

yes, indeed. where are our priorities?

9:29 AM  
Blogger lenĂ© said...

Thank you for causing me to pause for a moment. So much political writing is full of fire; yours is calm, yet smolders at the same time.

1:33 AM  
Blogger urbanist.typepad.com said...

i would add only that your first four lines work beautifully by themselves, suggesting the anger without leading us through it ...

beautiful post ...

9:17 PM  

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