after defeating hitler by Justin Hyde

after defeating hitler

the longshoremen
in france
were on strike

army couldn’t ship him
back to the farm
in gorwin iowa

we played baseball
& went to the movies
in paris
for two months

i ask
what else he did
besides
play baseball
& go to the movies

slowly
he unfurls
his ninety-five year old
index finger

up
in the air

dancing it

through continents
centuries
like a bull

through the grateful
long-legged women
along the
champs-elysees.

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