An Instant That Saw Heroism

An Instant That Saw Heroism*
by C. Charles Bley

crossing over
men under a

downhill moment a

big rock,
flew stopped

where It came to
words and lives,

the fight would
always come.

not stone,
rather a man,
gun his body.

*The full article "An Instant That Saw Heroism" originally appeared 4.19.2013 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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