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Ken Rumble is the author of Key Bridge (Carolina Wren Press, March 2007.) His poems have appeared in Cutbank, the tiny, Octopus, Typo, Coconut, Parakeet, the Carolina Quarterly, and others. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.
from St. Apples
The war is always there. The war is ongoing. The war is always there. There are people in the war and some of the people are women and some of the people are men and some of the people are girls and some of the people are boys and you and I are not some of the people. The little boys in the war. The amount of people changes but the war is always there. Some people argue that there aren’t enough people. Some people argue that there should be more people. The war is about an argument but the arguments about the amount of people did not start a new war. The new old war. There are lots of little wars or one big war. The war is always there. People here want to keep there there. The size of the war can change and the number of people can change. People here don’t want to go there. The size of the war is always there. People argue about a change in the mood of the people and the war is always there. You and I argue and the war is over there. The old new war. The war is always there and girls are in the war. Some of the girls are little and some of the girls are big and the big and little girls are in the war. The big and little war. Some people in the war are not part of the war. The war is always there and always in the parts of the war and in the place where the parts are even if some people don’t want to take part in the war. You and I do not have parts in the war because the war is always there. The little girls in the war. The war is always there but the war is for us in part. We take no part in the war but we are part of the war though the war is always there. Our part in the war and the parts the people that are there have in the war are different parts. If our parts were in the war. The war is always there and we do not go to it.
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A poem by Jim McCrary:
Being led astray – Ekbalam, Yucatan
Precise is a way of moving
and in a place like this
So one should very well
What one misses while considering
what one finds overwhelming.
Certainly one hears where to look.
To contemplate the advantage
of movement over an obstacle.
one who has gone to the top.
How could that be? And why?
What were they thinking?
Would we have done something different.
Then again perhaps there is somethingin the word pyramid.