talking to graham….

digital decoupage cwmartin 2011

i showed
aunt bea
 leonard cohen’s
double heart tattoo
since graham
wondered what
she would think
about it
she smiled
and said
it’s a better
symbol of true love
than
two interlocking rings
i said
i don’t see
the difference
she said
rings can be cut off
but the only way
to separate
two joined hearts
is
for one
to die

who shall stare last…

a dark sweaty form
staring into the desert sun
from behind an oasis blind
stars and stripes
on his shoulder
symbol of freedom
waiting
fearing
killing
       burst of light
penetrating metal
       third of an ounces 
       less than 2.3 seconds
and
       another symbol of freedom
is stared at
by the desert
in life’s
only
true
freedom