Friday, March 6, 2009

Victory and Defeat

Let us throw these words,
victory and defeat,
into the dustbin.
Mastering illusion
is the only way out
of the maize. Learn
the art of mapmaking.

Find your own way out of hell.
Use gods and preachers.
Use poetry. But do not listen
to rants of those who say
victory is close at hand, around
the corner, one bomb away.

--IA 3/6/2009