a long road

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December 3, 2001

don't ask, don't tell Found some trash in a roadside ditch: tattered flag
that flew off someone's car, a camel cigarette box,
and yellow, red, & clear bit
s of busted taillight cover.
Seemed fitting to put the sha
ttered plastic in the box
and wrap it in the jingoistic gesture reduced to litter,
this day when the first flag-draped coffin came back
from Afghanistan. An old soldier once told me,

"There's cannon fodder and there's cannon fodder."
The promotional coupon on the outside of the pack

said it all: a desert scene, the word CASH so strong.