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I take a knife
And insert it at the nape
And run it down
To the nexus

I start at the top
Peel back the flaps
And let the insides
Push there way out

What do I see
That makes any sense
And says a thing to me
That I can comprehend?

Pump house
Air factory
Processing plant
To the nexus

I cut deep
look close
And dig my fingers in
To the whole bloody mess

Sorry folks
Don't want to bring you down
Wish I could be more positive
But the prognosis is not good
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I think this corpse has had it
This story has no smiley face
This body looks done, down
To the nexus

I take a needle and thread
And sew, from the bottom up
Wipe off the blood
And cover it all with a sheet

I turn to the door
Open it to the sun
Drop my gloves, and go out
To receive the sun's stroke

Where am I walking to?
Haven't the foggiest
But I'll keep on walking
To the nexus
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Jim Bush is a 67 year old, Vietnam-era veteran, currently living in Texas. He was raised in a military family. His father received the Silver Star for directing troops while under air attack at Clark Field in the Phillipines, survived the Bataan (more...)
 

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