Saturday, March 26, 2011

Intimations of the Next World


"The invasion:
the mother of all errors."
(Iraqi leader)
Many Libyan tribes march
peacefully from Tripoli

to Benghazi, while
NATO bombers deliver
death to the people.
The water of Tokyo
cannot be drunk by children--

its radiation
level is too dangerous;
waves coming to shore
carry radioactive
iodine one thousand times

higher than normal.
The Mexican president
orders six new plants
of nuclear power and
the suppression of reports

of violence by
all media, as the death
count from his drug war
approaches forty thousand.
In Ottawa, Harper falls--

hoping to regain
power on the backs of hawks
leading the NATO
invasion of Libya--
where four thousand gringo troops

raise one boot over
the shore, on the road to oil--
while in Odanak,
Quebec, the Abenaki
ruminate the disaster

they have digested
since Wolfe defeated Montcalm
and the English scalped
in exchange for beaver pelts:
just one of many errors.

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