Monday, May 30, 2005

Memorial Day

barrage balloons in the rain
the stain on the captain's holster
how do you work this mortar
where has the minesweeper gone
this is a gatling gun
a chopper lands in the pasture
we are at war never again

somewhere an eye
is filling with tears
so slowly
it takes hours

from David Young's Dreams of the Wars (1969)


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