‘The Barn’

Published 10:45am Friday, May 3, 2013

Ruminating

Says it’s really an okay symbol

It’s got sty-yle

I got up and took down the lantern

Crashed it across his California skull

The straw went up in flames

We tried to put it out

The Captain says Forget it

Get your gear and get out

We invade these people’s houses

Bully our way in

They feign a welcome

What could they do?

I went into one and turned right around

Eyes so confused

Soldiers!

Americans!

Teeth literally chattering

In unison

Four or five families

Huddled

Cowering in a corner

Waiting to be murdered

That sound

Teeth audibly clicking

I thought

You know

Teeth chattering

It’s just a saying

I still hear teeth clicking

I wished

I was back

In the burning barn

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