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Saturday, May 12, 2012


by David Radavich

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Go down in flames!
Torch high,
naming names
of those who try
to game
the system by
repeating the same
crimes we came
here to defy—

Go down in flames,
I say, heads high,
and even when they blame
you with a lie,
the same
protects your name
that nothing can buy
or frame
or nullify.

David Radavich’s latest poetry collections are America Bound: An Epic for Our Time (2007), Canonicals: Love’s Hours (2009), and Middle-East Mezze (2011). His plays have been performed across the U.S. including six Off-Off-Broadway, and in Europe. He is currently president of the Charlotte Writers’ Club and poetry editor of Deus Loci.