Error and Truth of History

Error and Truth of History*
by C. Charles Bley

a criminal's doubt or discovery
Less appalling by explosion
in a moment of aggression

and human error is first committed
wild with its frenzy and crimes
of calamities

exposed scores of huge nukes in
the underground ex-It really
realistic reckless

peaceful vital power can
whether or not reality
commits to history

*The full article "Error and Truth of History" originally appeared 3.28.2013 on the website Rodong Sinmun. Title of article and name of publication are used here without permission. This project, 소거법 (Elimination), is defined by the application of poetic erasure to text from North Korean government "news sources" - with whose worldview the resulting poems are intended to clash, in their own small way.
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