Wednesday, June 11, 2014


So many who march

to war are not killed.
So they sing along

with martial strains.
The girls are warm

and the old men warmer. But,
the former worth something. should emerge with nothing
worse than an ingrown toenail?

A salubrious state, more or less.
If a part of you is blown off--

and let's face it, they're valuable
all--you'll be thanked for

your service by politicians, and
placed on a waiting list
at the VA hospital.

Most of your life comprised
of waiting from here on.

So pack up your troubles
in a plastic bag

and smile smile smile.
Lucifer in attendance
to light your flag.

You’ll recognize him as
the steadiest patriot
out there.

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