The World Remakes Itself The world remakes itself until it’s strange to us, and then again, until the state of being strange has been itself undone by being strange. And when the news comes back to us, though fast or slow, it’s always late, and we’re surprised that actions we’d begun are overtaken by events, or fate. From Marathon to Athens at the run to real-time Youtube combat from Iraq, the context of each battle lost or won is viewed through faulty lenses fogged or black with myth, illusion, zealotry, or hate. However fast or slow the news may range the speed of understanding doesn’t change.
Not much is known about Marcus Bales, except he lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio, and his work has not appeared in Poetry or The New Yorker.