Walter Bargen Poems

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Machine guns inhabit the rooftops
like hungry crows.
Bullets peck the library

Civilized Sacrifice

From Remedies for Vertigo
I have climbed the backs of gods too. It's not so
strange, dressed in heavy coat and boots, hat
pulled down to the eyebrows, cheeks windburnt,

Manifest Breakfast

In a house buttressed by books and slanted morning light
slicing across the grain of the kitchen table, Lieutenant Colonel
George Armstrong Custer's 1876 orders to pursue the Sioux,