When You Think of a Distant War

When You Think of a Distant War
Noah Falck

Blonde and brunette make up the seasons. The religions take up all remaining regions and I clap my hands when the war lights dim. The way we love each other is the way we hate and to the last days of breathing all the soldiers go. Kiss the letters you send your sweetheart, the stamps pretty with peaceful images and later open the books that read like traffic. Let the field of your thoughts strand themselves with silence.

about the author
Noah Falck is the author of Snowmen Losing Weight (BatCat Press, 2012). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Forklift Ohio, La Petite, Barn Owl Review, Fact-Simile, Smartish Pace, and elsewhere. He works as Education Director at Just Buffalo Literary Center in Buffalo, New York.

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