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Sunday, October 19, 2008


by David Radavich

One scarcely
wants to remember
any more.

Change happens
on its own

or does
not happen

like this sewage
building up

and everyone wants
a plumber immediately

but he is already
elsewhere engaged

and no one
here knows pipes

or purging so
we wait

for nature to
reclaim its own

and gird our loins
for more war

and no selection
is not money

that will nonetheless
turn one day into

and monuments

erected to
the bronzification

that discord brought
in the glancing

of one face
one incurious

eye into a camera
that only

without thinking.

David Radavich's poetry publications include Slain Species (Court Poetry Press, London), By the Way (Buttonwood Press, 1998), and Great Hits (Pudding House Press, 2000), as well as individual poems in anthologies and magazines. His plays have been performed across the U.S. and abroad, including five Off-Off-Broadway productions. He also enjoys writing essays on poetry, drama, and contemporary issues. His latest book is America Bound: An Epic for Our Time (Plain View Press, 2007).