dust-off by DB COX

clean-collar commuters
peer from the cover
of stylish shades
taking secret comfort
in a pathetic apparition
wrapped
in an army overcoat
nose down—
an overturned boat
in a pool of piss
baptized
purified
crucified
in the mute humility
of his own guilt
forever fighting
unfinished battles
tangled in green
triple-canopy dreams
while inside crusty
rust-filled ears
the white noise
of distant city traffic
hums like a “huey”
spectral medevac
searching for a soul
lost more
than forty years ago
somewhere along
the mekong river

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6 Responses to “dust-off by DB COX”

  1. Carter Monroe Says:

    Always on the note, D.B.

  2. Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.

  3. baptized
    purified
    crucified

    today we remember…

  4. Scot, Thanks for another fine tribute. Enjoyed all of the poems.

  5. db
    thank you for leading the way

  6. A fitting Memorial Day poem.
    Thanks Donnie.

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