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I want to write about the night
Bo Diddley died
good long lives
kitchen dancing with my fat babies
cheek-to-cheek

I want to write about Suella
bringing me salsa, chips
and cold beer

this day brings news of bloody baby photos
American soldier kills 16 people
someone’s baby too many tours of duty
injured sent back
impaired sent back
damaged sent back
a return package

American soldier,
“Did you listen to Bo Diddley?”
“Smile at Suella bringing you chips, salsa
and cold beer?”

soldier kills 16 civilians

I want to write about Bo Diddley
and triangle rhinestone Fender guitars
and long lives
long tender lives

Mary Strong Jackson

after reading a poem with
the same title by Joseph Miller
and after an American soldier
kills 16 Afghan civilians

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Posted April 18, 2012 by strongjacksonpoet54 in Uncategorized

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