Thursday, December 12, 2002

a poem about the war

Just critiqued a poem by Jack Martin about GWBush's coming blitzkrieg on Iraq. He posted it on a private poetry bulletin board. I haven't written a poem about the war-not-yet-taking-place. I feel like I'd have to do a bunch of research. But would I find a poem?

Seems like there's something in that incubator incident. Remember when the US was decrying Iraq's brutal invasion of Kuwait? Seems some evil soldiers stormed into a hospital and tossed some premies out of their incubators so the incubators could be shipped back to Baghdad. The story got a lot of play. It didn't happen. But it's a story that could be a poem.

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