Today's poem is by David Ray Vance

We Are At War

with prepositions, all
relative position

forever undoing the yet

to "anticipate" change

that might not ever
the photograph
underdevelops, disappoints

other thwarted potentials
we rejoice recognizing

existence outside immediate
lived experience

how things get done
and so described

categorical histories
transmitted atonally

to "speak plainly"
is to say a previous

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