Tuesday, May 3, 2011

An Other

In the world of flesh
Killing another
Is victory

In the world of spirit
Killing another
Is killing yourself

My father found
This moment
Rifling the corpse
Of another
He had killed

He found a pocket watch
In a silver case
To keep it safe
Yet here it was—
On a dead boy

A farmer in a photograph
Like my father

Who knew why
These boys were killing
And not cutting wheat?

Who knew why?
The spirit
The soul
Does not know why

He looked at the uniforms
He looked at the wounds
He looked at the nice watch
Like me

1 comment:

+ megnetic - said...

great poem -- u wrote it?
says so much so concisely