Back Pocket Book Entry 20

“We played war during the war”

Charles Simic

Back in the 80’s too with no thought

of covert operations

going down as Cobra beat Joe

-for once-

on the living room floor.

If Axis or Commies or Central American dictators,

Worker Party Leaders

had the Decepticons

they’d have won too.

But none of these plastic friends and foes

ever rolled away in wheelchairs

after weeks in  MASH tents

Because the amputees were fast discarded

before another round

of economic lectures

came from the two

really pulling

the strings.


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