Standing Down by David Seth Smith

Standing Down by David Seth Smith

Standing Down

half-day games
of solitaire
same room
you never play
to win
every step
to the corner bar
taken with ghosts
marching in unison
shots and beers, the
bartender buys every
fifth round
chain smoke, spend
the rest of the day
at parade rest
standing down to
splintered dreams
where the bombs
never cease
they whistle
they drop

Copyright 2015
David Seth Smith

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