Structure

by , under Daily Prompt, Poetry

I.
American students usually do
not know the average
age of a soldier
which is 15, nor
how many
mines
tear
off
legs
in
so
many
countries
where these
very young and
ignorant and emotional
young men fire their machineguns

II.
The young women will believe

anyone who offers anything

different than what other

women always talk about

III.
Old and sitting is good enough, when
what is left of memory turns
and shows only feverdream horror
a world without end and other sacred things
turned upside down, profane and obscene
while some white clad stranger coos and walks off cold
isn’t it

 

Posted in response to The Daily Post: Structure

Don't just stand there.