an honest mistake…

presidential press drone
explains
the fat guy
thought
portland
was
in afghanistan
his mercenaries
were
well trained
for
murder
but not
for
reasonable reactions
to
unarmed citizens
citizens
doing what
our
forefathers
did
when
they were faced
with
the tyranny
of
an imperial regime

 

roxanne….

this one
was
going to be
young
that’s what
he had been promised
so he hurried
through dinner
made the usual
claims
about business
being a hard fought game
so he
had
to play it
at all hours
even though
he hated to
so excused himself
from his life
leaving his family
wife
and children
and headed downtown
picked up the keys
as usual
for the room
from the pimp
ascended the narrow stairs
again
in this by-the-hour motel
opening the door
stretched out before him
was
a young
teenager
his
daugther