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when nobody's looking
in the black sites what you do
when nobody knows you
are in there what you do

Caught up in a metaphorical swoon

by the oversoul in his head

War is on its last legs, he said.

The question is only How Soon.

Here The Nation presents a few of the works posted on "Poets Against the War," (www.poetsagainstthewar.org), the website set up by Sam Hamill, poet and editor, when he called for poems and statements against war in Iraq.