planning to fail

There’s a hole
in the plan
wide as the sky
and bleeding
like an open

If we push on
there will only
be more blood

Hold off
and we

Best to take
our chances
and bleed
then die
in this spot
with nothing

(D. James)

One response to “planning to fail

  1. When I initially read this poem the first thing that came to my mind was the War in Iraq. Of course, Poetry can and may have multiple meanings, as it is always ambigous.

    Did you plan it that way? (Did you plan to give inference to the U.S. position on Iraq, or did just happen that way. Either way I’m still impressed. I really like this one.

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