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A Child's Corpse

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A Child's Corpse

A child's corpse
Begins to cook
In the noonday sun

A single fly
On one milky eye

Cicadas sing
Dust devils rise
And a round is chambered

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While I
Put down the newspaper
And take another sip
Of my French Vanilla Latte

The child's corpse
Begins to bloat
In the afternoon sun

Swarms of flies
It's milky eyes

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The cicadas are quiet
The dust has settled
And a round is fired

While I
Take another bite
Of my Caesar Salad
And reach for the iced tea

Another child's corpse
Is basking
In the sunset

A single dog
Sniffs the air
For it's location

The dog barks
The evening air shifts
And a truck's engine starts

While I
Put down my book
Reach for the light
And quickly switch it off


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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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