what lead us here?
gps & text messages
google maps & wikipedia
I drop names like there’s a hole in my pocket
and it’s full of names.
“you should always keep a fresh pair of socks, no matter what”
I’m sure someone’s said this before
but that doesn’t make it any less so,
and “these days I use the lord’s prayer as a means of drowning out all the little things
instead of sleeping
I can’t tell if it works or I just get tired of the bickering”
and I heard tell of a youth movement in the north
that may have moved so far in that direction
that it is now south
(I’m sure I read about this sort of thing before)
they have seen the face of the father in the pbr tall boy
in the sweaty mustache,
in the backwards motion of a fixed gear bicycle
this is not an indictment,
this is reporting.
you know there is a war every second
there is one going on on this very page,
and like katie couric,
as I tell you this, my eye contact rarely wavers
and sometimes it’s not a matter of choosing sides
as much as it is walking in between the bombs
through shelled sidewalks and smoke ringed building tops
but don’t let that stop you
from taking a stand
on anything you see.
like the man says
“It's hard to find the news in poetry,
but men die every day for lack of what is found there.”