bill costley

Rookie - 144 Points (May 21,1942 / Salem MA usa)

The 4th Dis-Observed: Vollies


In the cool of the evening
of naieve-nationalist 4th
rumbling vollies explode

not far enuf from my windows,
fake thunder punctuated by
rattling firecracker vollies.

Just my contempt arises
at civic celebration
of naieve patriotism

by gunpowdered rifiling,

fake rifle vollies ripping
& tearing, shattering
sporadic fake rifle vollies...

Submitted: Saturday, July 06, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 18, 2013
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listening to civic fireworks' vollies with contempt on THE 4th

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(04 JUL 13, Valley Village 4-4D, Santa Clara CA) v4

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