Where is Now and When is There?

by Gary Hardaway

Before this century, the greatest spoil of war
was history-- power over its edits, its framing,
its point of view. History now becomes
so ductile it devolves to memes and marketing,

to ads and press releases. Dissembling, as before,
is everything, but faster, cheaper, easier today.
The floor dissolves beneath us, pierced by lasered
glare of countless eye-beams. Truth, like

velocity, is always relative,  
only understood in relation to defined
but always arbitrary points in time and space.
We stand now where we choose, in this perpetual war.