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Five Twitter Poems | About a Brick

The makers of arms
have humbly agreed
to lovingly compose
eulogies, biographies
obituaries for those
who perish in their fire

We don’t want the death toll
nor to see their bloody bodies
let us look into their rucksacks
see their notes and doodles
know their dreams

A poem about a brick
is what I want to write
a rust-red, face brick
reserved for those
who dare to build
an annex to
their fathers’ house

At dawn I ride out
to round up any
night-strayed poetry
so that I may drive it back to join the grazing flock upon the fields of prose

Gone is the fire from my feed
Gone the hellish flames RT-ed
And through clearing smoke we see
The next ephemeral tragedy


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