War of the Worlds

Dave Lucas

It turns out
we are not going to die.What was coming
is not coming.Their heat-rays
have not incinerated wholecrowds of earthlings.
Their great machines—there are no great machines.
The children are safe asleep.It turns out
we are never going to die.

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Dave Lucas is the author of Weather (University of Georgia Press), which received the 2012 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. He lives in Cleveland and teaches at Case Western Reserve University.

The Kenyon Review

KR Online – May/June 2018

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