Monday, February 16, 2009

Obama / Osama

Obama meets Osama,
Brandishing a word
As deadly as the sunlight,
More potent as more heard,
As true as it's absurd.

Osama meets Obama;
Suicide meets life.
As certainty meets hope,
Meaning meets the knife.
Absolutes need night.

- Nicholas Gordon

This originally appeared in Poems for Free by Nicholas Gordon.

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