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Wednesday, January 18, 2006


by Wayne Crawford

My friend says she loves U2,
the rock band descended
from the Rolling Stones.
She says Bono has a political
agenda but their music is so good
she can get over it. I wonder

what she would do if she knew
I will not volunteer my life
for my country, not
anymore. I wonder what would
happen if I told her I would rather have
my country die for me. I suspect

she would stop loving me and U2.

Wayne Crawford’s poetry has appeared in many journals, Sin Fronteras,
Las Cruces Writers and Poets, Language Arts, and Aethelon: Journal of
Sports Literature, among them.