american blacks: pale brown slavers hunted/ bought flesh from africa why not cheap american talent? Bottom line: give native american heavy metal long wooden handle count rest of your sad life in seconds MF. WARRIORS: (sea: come home caring their shield, or on it/ sea: why is a king a king, and a slave .../ sea: tight packers, or loose packers/ sea: colonial era>>><<< sea: "heart of darkness", sea: "he said he loved you."/ sea: "apocalypse now"/ Sea: "words no good" Note: “sea” is not a mistake.
“He survived the camps” They say, “He came back from the war” They say, “He recovered from the illness” no one survives comes back recovers only a thin sack knotted around his naked body shelters his face from the dirt
Published in “The Last Stanza” 2011
a soldier bleeds
a soldier bleeds then dies a woman bleeds or doesn't another soldier is born
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…is a Chicago born artist and poet Ira Director who has published in journals and e-zines; exhibited in galleries and contributed to the International Mail Art Network. Poems and paintings may be combined, with both integral to the pieces. In 2002 he instituted Poetry from Bar-Ilan for poets to read their works in public venues, and produced it for over 10 years. His contributions to the arts span over 50 years.