Creeley Imitation I read it, from beginning to

Courtesy of Lauren Tashima. Used with permission.
Creeley Imitation
The Newspaper
I read it, from beginning to
the end. Violence and
war. It is the best solution.
What happened to the times
when we learned mathematics,
art and music in school?
not how to fight
a man
with a gun. I guess we can’t
hide in our naivety, or believe it won’t be
me. It’s everywhere now,
when I turn on my TV or go to the movies
that’s what keeps it
interesting, they say. Now instead of living,
we try to stay alive.