Eileen R. Tabios is a poet working in multiple genres and in-between. She also loves books by writing, reading, publishing, critiquing, romancing and advocating for them. This blog will feature her bibliophilic activities with posts on current book engagements and links to her books and projects related to books.

Friday, April 7, 2017


I'm re-writing John Ashbery and, this morning, this poem came out:

Witnessed in the Convex Mirror
(#3 Trumping Syria)

Tomorrow is easy, but today is uncharted
which means the days need not be desolate
though the President just bombed another
country whose name makes it far-off, thus
theoretical. It’s all perspective, you sigh, tired
knowing the thought is not original. But this
is what happens when your President bombs
another country—the Poem, exhausted, resorts
to clichés and lacks the requisite imagery.

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