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Thursday, September 30, 2010


by David Radavich

                We need to visit
                pain and poverty a while.

                To answer
                who we truly are.

                To go into
                more deeply.

                The inevitable
                result of our past feasting
                beyond the forest

                of recoil
                and ultimate return,

                having slaughtered down
                our sustenance.

                Not to worry:
                That ferocious beast
                we face

                is only

                in ghastly mad

                last frantic
                dash until dawn.

David Radavich's poetry publications include Slain Species (Court Poetry Press, London), By the Way (Buttonwood Press, 1998),  Greatest Hits (Pudding House Press, 2000), and America Bound: An Epic for Our Time (Plain View Press, 2007)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 Canonicals: Love’s Hours (Finishing Line, 2009).