Miniaturized, Lightened, Diversified and Precise Nukes

Miniaturized, Lightened, Diversified and Precise Nukes*
by C. Charles Bley

Today turned nuclear
set precise mighty war

To nuke means
To lighten

to make order
to achieve

neutron bomb

their explosive commanding
nuclear other
their blow commanding
in depths war making

Today small and big
fully equal

made enemies shudder
We mightier

*The full article "Miniaturized, Lightened, Diversified and Precise Nukes" originally appeared 5.21.2013 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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