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Iraq Redux: Crossing the Rubicon into Iran

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Iraq Redux:  Crossing the Rubicon into Iran

Bang incessently

the baleful drums of war.

Whip the Empire's citizens

into patriotic fervor,

the double-edged sword

that narrows the mind

and emboldens the blood

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'til the hateful time

when the fever pitch

of the drums is reached

and the boiling point

of the blood has breached

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the doors of the mind

and slammed them tight.

There is no longer need

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Vi's works appear widely both in print and online. She conducts Poetry Workshops and gives readings in Central New York. Her latest chapbook is "Sine Qua Non Antiques (an Arcanum of History, Geography and Treachery).

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