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Saturday, September 09, 2006


by Gary Kay

The case for WMD--
discarded, departed or dead.
Where can these weapons be found?

Inside the president's head.

Our President Again
presents the case for war.
The choice is clear, his mouth insists,
eyes shifting with the light.
We fight them there, or fight them here.
The one beside you on the plane,
the bus, the train,or in your car
could be a terrorist.
Beware of those who smile or wave.

They're holding hostages, he says,
in Gaza, Baghdad, Lebanon,
omitting U.S.A.

Gary Kay has had poems published in California Literary Quarterly, Poetica, Canadian Verse, Litchfield Review, Sheltering Pines. He teaches reading and English at Broward Community College in south Florida.