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Sunday, July 08, 2007


by Nancy Kenney Connolly

Kurtz multiplies like maggots---

how bituminous the sky
that stokes the stars' outcry

                    seven hundred thirty-seven bases
                    not counting
                    installations in Etcetera

Crowned in plastic wreaths---

how odorous the offal
of fabricated laurel

                    in one hundred thirty-two countries
                    not counting
                    failed Etceteras

and, even as the darkness crawls,
who or what writes on the walls---

Nancy Kenney Connolly lives in Austin TX, though she will soon move to the Chapel Hill area of NC. Her poetry has been published in such journals as Asheville Poetry Review, Cider Press Review, Concho River Review, The Lyric, Sycamore Review, and many others. She has three books, most recently Second Wind, and a chapbook, I Take This World, winner of the Main Street Rag Chapbook Contest.