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Blind Chihuahua

More to religion
than pleasing
your imaginary friend

Chill damp darkening sky,
people walking, standing,
sometimes touching a name.
"Are you looking for a particular name?"

A name, another, a trickle, a torrent.
Names tumbling
"in the order in which they were lost"
into a canyon of despair and rage.

Proud white monuments reflecting
on reflections of ourselves
on names
on black walls
in silence.

Vietnam War Memorial, Washington, DC 2004

Photo by Scooper, 2004
Way too pretentious for a guy whose poetry is so mediocre.

I know it's a little late, but for all of you who went, thank you for serving. And for all of you who came back, welcome home.