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A Dark War

I know a man with camouflaged
mind, gun-stock resting somewhere    
between lies of patriarchal privilege † †
and the body of a dead † †
† †
child, marred by indiscretions of †  
lesser men. Miniature legs † †
and arms spilled over assumed † †
lines drawn in thick heat of desert † †
† †
swarm, heaved with heavy heart to the †  
doorstep of a farmer, a father, a man †  
with no recourse; nothing but unfathomable †  
grief and a rake to shake in the †  
† †
face of God. Democracy, a †  
misapplied ideation rooted in soil † †
of offshore inhabitants, willing to eat †  
at tables overflowing with † †
† †
stars and stripes, while the rest of †  
humanity, mouth agape, wrestles †  
against blind cries of hate and †  
freedom. A broken soldier returned †  
† †
from caves and caverns, unable or †  
unwilling to bask in welcome-home †  
glory. He saw with eyes to see †  
the indecency of what men do.
Eerie
Written by Eerie
Published
Author's Note
For the Classic Corner comp "Roar Shack".
Inspired by "Trouble in Mind" by Alice Fulton
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=36885
For the Classic Corner comp "Roar Shack".
Inspired by "Trouble in Mind" by Alice Fulton
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=36885

Based on a true story by a friend, retired marine, and now, staunch anarchist.
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
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