while bullets whistle in battle…
big sam worked at the factory
under government contract
packing bullets for shipment;
heard that a graduate from high school,
took a bullet that paralyzed him
in a friendly fire shoot-out.
big sam took 3 days off from work.
DEFECTIVE HELICOPTER IN FLAMES
reads the headline.
it sits in front of J.T.
in the early morning,
with a cup of coffee nearby,
only to spot an acquaintance that died,
and put his head on his arm at the table.
he had seen the description of the malfunctioning part.
After all, he worked in quality control.
it’s tough times,
even in fictional times,
but i lay my wreath upon this
to rest in a somber moment,
where my eyes
close slowly in the wake of this emotive.