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5 July

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Post-parade

As we must be

After battle

We have to count the wounded

On the field

The dying

And the dead

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In Chicago

And across New York

Wherever we commit

And find,

To make the discovery

Again

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That we are bestial

Worse than,

Since we weaponize

Our extensions

Limb

Tooth and claw

For killing

Over distances

And up close

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Conviction is an odd word

That cuts at us two ways

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C L Couch

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