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Friday, May 20, 2011


after Ted Hughes after Ovid

The moment Echo saw
Buff’s poem below me here
she fell
in love
with verse
or endless war
unaware that like a reflux
it could burn
or that she would be cut down
with the barb of a delete button.

Editor's Note: We apologize for the gremlin that thrice repeated the text of “America Now” until author Buff Whitman-Bradley alerted us at the same time as reader Clint Darch cleverly commented to us that at The New Verse News “History repeats itself.”