Stars and stripes

How powerful are the beatings of the drums
How exciting this unchained army
Your dead soldiers
Dessicated folk
Your solid little tears screaming
The ones you lost in the fever
How mute are the scares now
How cold too
Better the heat
The heat, the heat
Tender victims
Implacable agonizing stars
Exquisite fatal sisters
Your best lovers
Holding them all into your arms

October 2010