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A History of Warfare
Below Zero

Two poems by Anthony D
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A History of Warfare

Forge the broadsword blade,
elevate and rush the escalade,
aim and fire the broadside
and rat-a-tat-tat enfilade.
Ride the atomic wave at Bikini atoll,
brave as the galloping Mongol
lopping heads from a mount
chase the kaboom platoon's rout.
Turn-coats in trench moats
sent down six feet, where they meet,
thrust, twist and retreat
cutting in the dance at the club of blood,
running through the no-man's ‘hood.
Besiege me with pious beseeches
brush the triggers and paint the beaches
with the fertile organs of men under orders.
Oh you strategic finger-pointing creatures
that cannon the anon, on and on,
according to the general plan,
making fine young fodder for iron.



Below Zero

Spinning white noise of snow,
certain patterns of cold.
Felt a flake on my nose,
looked down -

an old drop of grief
once blown from my face,
then thrown back to here,
beautified and brief.


Biography
Anthony D has published several philosophical articles in academic
anthologies. He was recently chosen by Calgary University's writer in
residence Jeramy Dodds to have a poem showcased at the University for
"Poetry Month". Anthony was a finalist at the Single Onion 100 anniversary
contest. He is studying creative writing under Vivian Hansen at the University
of Calgary. Anthony work-shopped spoken-word poetry with Bob Holman
and is a regular at open mics across the city.