December 28, 2011

Victor Enns

AFGHANISTAN CONFESSION 49

the chaplain pulls
all the lousy shifts

safe beside
the dead

the brass choir
in his head

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AFGHANISTAN CONFESSION 50

I have been to no funerals.

Too young to bury grandma
back in Canada and here

the dead are not
my job. Turn away;

hey, hey
that’s what

I say.

from Rattle #35, Summer 2011
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