Mike Chasty’s thematic chapbook (self-published, 2006) embraces a topic that concerns us all, and that hasn’t become less pressing since he essayed it. It would be interesting to test his hypothesis (back cover) but we’ve never known a moment that might act as a control.
You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
March—the war is on As though from sitcom to sitcom Pilot banks and drops a bombA war jet streaks by Vultures for the bodies with their dreams pureSelf-satisfied Commanders daintily name The operationIn the cuirass of A shining blue bottle— Dead soldier’s grinAs peacekeeping Recedes How the ground reddens!What poppies grow In a cratered land Where cemeteries shine