Ron Padgett

The War in My Head


It’s not possible
to see two different things
at the same time
I can’t see this poem
and the war in Iraq
clearly at the same time.
But I can see this poem
and feel like throwing my house
across the yard
at the same time,
and I can see Iraq and feel
that this poem
is not going to help
do anything
except get me out
to where the firs are
and a lot taller
than anything
I can think.