enter the canyon: dog barking; pickup
truck changing gears;
hollow report from a sniper's gun fired
in Afghanistan; swish of
a sword slicing through a neck in
Iraq; a faceless missile aimed from
a trailer parked
an anonymous body in the Middle East;
soldier's brain compressed into dust
a roadside bomb. Birds singing,
thumping on a tree,
written as a Cagean composition,
outcome of which is unknown."
same streets year after year,
and hear: "How
are you?" "Good.
to cities, regions as
centers are "a
new kind of life." Social
media is globally
by rumors of war.