COMING FULL CYCLE
-by Doug Draime
The men move like morgue
while the women flirt and bake pies
for the country fair.
The skeletons in their
closets dance a
War veterans sons come home in pieces
or sort of
alive in body
but dead in the head.
What more can they give
than what they've already given up?
Crimes of betrayal and government
weave through the crumbling fabric of
The government stopped being honorable when
they started butchering Indians
and stealing their land.
Now the crops from the land will not pay the mortgages
of decent people who
never butchered anything
except food to eat or sell.