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Tuesday, 15 May 2012 22:23

What's On The News

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A military man on tv,
to think I once tuned in
with contempt and boredom.
at a thing of medals, et cetera,

before, in any sense, I had ever
reasoned upon, felt distance from,
the sight of trampled bodies,
like the dark that accentuates the light
began, in terror, as I just went on
holding my sides and laughing like a child
in its fear, although it never occurred to me
that Generals has invented a new kind of joke
and that the point comes only many hours after
they wake men from death madly spitting
up their bloody insides, sun in eyes, noise in ears,
thinking about thinking at first,
then unable to think, dropping back down,
white-faced, black-eyed and ordinary.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 22:28
John Grey

John Grey is an Australian born poet who works as financial systems analyst. Hew was recently published in Poem, Caveat Lector, Prism International and the horror anthology, “What Fears Become” with work upcoming in Potomac Review, Hurricane Review and Pinyon. 

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