A Tension

by Glenn Currier

Are our most crucial battles
on Baghdad's streets
and the alleys of Tikrit?

Or in our offices,
kitchens and cafes
where we fight

our coworkers, family, and friends
to reposition their ears
to receive incoming volleys

from the embattlements
of our closed minds
and open mouths?


Posted on 04/19/2005
Copyright © 2021 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Charlie Morgan on 04/19/05 at 02:06 PM

...glenn, m'man...you did a grrrreeeat job in a succinct, proficient way...of the problem...it's a human thing...i love this one, as i do your work, peace, chaz

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 04/20/05 at 04:51 AM

This is a question that is hard to decide on, neither is good. Well done Glenn..Charlie

Posted by David R Spellman on 04/20/05 at 09:59 PM

Such wonderful (hidden?) wordplay in this - the possibility of "a tension" and "attention" so prevalent in the battles fought abroad and within. Excellent subject and word choice!

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