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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

on making tea

a late night meant
getting up late and missing
and the hot breakfast she makes
so non chalantly i strode
into her kitchen and
put the water to boil
and toast in the toaster-oven
and scrambled eggs
and while the pan warmed up
scanned the headlines

the usual stuff
a woman jumped off the bridge
with her four year old son
and ten US soldiers joined her
from eyeraaq as james baker
danced before the senate
and dubya talked with his god
and with cheyney and blair

the usual stuff, i said?

meanwhile something wafted
smoke or steam?
the toasts were retrieved in time
but the steaming kettle...

ah, eureka!

in this century and next
wars will be fought over water



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