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MEMORIAL DAY

MEMORIAL DAY

Today we honor
those who chose
if choose they did
to serve and die in uniform

For some cause or causes
made noble byWar,
their dying

And by ennobling
perhaps persuade

Is the next day, or the next
for those who shared the hell
but did not dress so well

And their numbers
oh yes, the terrible
terrible numbers

But we best not
speak of numbers
for in death, one
is the only number

And if we cannot
speak of math
can we speak
of aftermath

Land mines in the ground
mass destruction
in slow motion

Land mines in the mind
a uniform heritage
for those who did
and did not wear
a uniform

A moment of silence now
for us all

WHAT ARE THOSE TRAINING BRAS TRAINING THEM FOR

WHAT ARE THOSE TRAINING BRAS TRAINING THEM FOR

It isn’t that women
didn’t have breasts
when I was young

And it isn’t
that I didn’t notice
without of course too much
appearing to notice

But what’s
with all this
in your face
lifting and pointing

All this pairamilitary
upping of the calibers
from 32’s to 38’s to 45’s
all the way to bazooka

From succor and delight
to ready for a fight

And is it just
some harmless plastic
or les explosifs plastique

Perhaps we need to let
the UN inspectors in