Treasure Island

RIC S. BASTASA


a free vacation in China


while you enlist the soldiers
train them and prepare them
for war
on a supposedly consensus
a decision
to kill terrorism

she was in China
with the First Gentleman
playing golf

and taking pictures
in front of the
Great Wall

with her friends
and some grandchildren

then they had the lauriat
and the ballroom
and then they were
laughing
on the recent jokes
about a soldier
henpecked by
his wife

Submitted: Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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