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...- - -... Female, 46, Panama (7/9/2014 12:03:00 PM)

DANIEL KHALASTCHI
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Poem: (With It We Bury)


The poles keep the city standing and
the boys aren’t coming home—
aren’t
coming home to fill their boxes, aren’t
coming home to tend the hedge;
the

boys aren’t coming home
for much this time,
aren’t
coming home to tend the hedge.
And our drug stores sell
ribbons for

too much this time, and
our cars
tree streets for our boys.
Our drug stores sell
ribbons, sell
treats for the kids,

and our cars
tree the streets for our boys.
And door to door men keep coming
selling treats for the kids
who can’t afford
the cost of their leagues;

door to door men are coming,
coming home without boys,
who can’t afford
the cost of their league.
And to the girls that are
left

coming home without
boys,
you should lay back
and do it yourselves;
all the girls we have left,
straying still in their beds,

lay back
and do it yourselves.
Until the weak pull the
grasses straying still in their beds
the boys who aren’t home
won’t come.

Until the weak pull the grasses,
poles keep stand the city—
the boys who aren’t home
won’t come,
aren’t coming
home to fill their boxes.

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