Withdrawing from Iraq

Mark Kleiman lays out the logic & economics of withdrawal.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.

1 thought on “Withdrawing from Iraq”

  1. Is it like this:

    RELIGION

    I could hear his feet retreat
    but I never saw his face
    in that he was like a god
    only visible in artifacts

    that there is only one true
    holy apostolic poetry church
    a priest speaks thusly
    assembling his gods

    a drain pipe suits me better
    if you have any rain for a soul
    that moment growth is triggered

    after too much dreaming
    seems god-like enough for me
    I saw we were here before.

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