On Setting Goals
A bomb cannot try to be anything
other than a bomb.
When it finally achieves everything
it has ever longed for,
it destroys itself
as well as some of us.
Who doesn’t struggle
to live with one’s own successes?
Bio: Anna’s book Constituents of Matter won the Wick Poetry Prize. She teaches in the MFA and BFA programs at Chapman University, where she curates the Tabula Poetica Reading Series and edits the international poetry journal TAB. She also co-write Lofty Ambitions blog at http://loftyambitions.wordpress.com.