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Saturday, December 18, 2010


by David S. Pointer

A beach mounted machine gun
A flag flat as a floral rag rug
A Marine bending into history
picking it up as an artillery
shell shares flying metal bits
A John Basilone type Marine
will fire on the enemy until
the Island swallows his blood
like a home country consumer

David S. Pointer lives in Murfreesboro, TN. Recent publications include "The Baseball Chronicle," "The American Dissident," and "J Journal: New Writings on Justice." David is a sociologist and has a recent surgical technology diploma.