Room 48

April 14, 2011

In room 48, which some would call a corridor,
you’ll have to run, because – yessir – they will shoot at you,
and yes most people running besides you will fall down,
faces in the mud, under the shuttering rifles’
rapid rattle, and no there’ll be no pause nor relief
and yes some will scream but you will leave them behind you,
while others’ll step on the wrong clod and be hurled away
in a firework of charcoal-gray earth and smoke and flesh.

3 Responses to “Room 48”

  1. mark Says:

    magisterial for metrical accuracy and effectiveness of subject. fucking impressive

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