coin toss…

coin toss

i saw
the brown bag prophet
with eyes
tearful
tossing pennies
into a fountain
at the national cemetery
couldn’t recall
ever
seeing him
so somber
when i inquired
why
he said
i wonder
if anyone
reads
those
congressional
research reports
on
war casualties
so many lives
tossed like coins
into the wishing well
of freedom
while
their heirs
find only
a well
full of acidic
racial hate

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