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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Too Dangerous to Fire

All the ingredients for potential: guns grief and whiskey
The old Winchester lays in waiting on the shelf
I’m told its too dangerous to fire
And wonder at that irony

The potential in my arms
And hips
They way they can move
Produce and destroy
The baby they could hold
Or drop
Or lose
Maybe its just too dangerous to fire

What do you do with a gun that won’t fire?
What do I do with my empty hands?


ppp said...

My favorite poem so far... beautiful

逆円助 said...