Tuesday, May 24, 2005

liberty avenue pittsburgh 2003

that musty old army-navy store
flags a still-life in the window
sitting right across from a dee-funct
fire-escaped old hotel
strange and uncommon
with my father’s dub-bu-yu dub-bu-yu two
or those who died alone
some blowing out their own brains
widows mothers vietnam to iraq
to america
why the kids still play
in camouflage

--- e b bortz

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