Rat Song

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War Cry

Atop a Pepsi machine at the rest stop outside Memphis, 

There is a black rat
-naked tail-yellow teeth-red eyes-
waiting patiently for whatever it is rats wait for

before his fur bristles and he scurries off,

As though he were afraid I might be the one who was


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I like long walks through the Afghan mountains and long drives through the Iraqi nights.

I’ve been a medic in the US Army, a police officer, a Border Patrol Agent, an Air Marshal, and an armoured fighter in the SCA.

I’m a man like you, a creator and a father, a student and a teacher, trying to earn the mantle of Warrior-Poet.

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