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Monday, April 30, 2007


by Carol Dorf

The nineteen year old boy
who needed a psych waiver
to join the army, mans
a checkpoint, organizes
a team to storm a 14-year-old
girl's house. They break
her open, smash parents, baby
sister. War crazed desire,
misfortune of boy who needed
a more restrictive
environment, in charge
of the guns.

After that boy serves
his time, along with his comrades
in slaughter, ten or fifteen years,
who among us will greet them?

Carol Dorf's poetry has appeared in The NeoVictorian, The Midway, Edgz, Feminist Studies, and Runes.