scarred hearts make fine tuned ears

28 Jul

the intestinal track of memory
rolls out earth to moon and back again and more
if we let it.
everyone has a long story,
but some people look in the mirror and get disgusted
like a crack binge or something,
calling it over self indulgent.
i don’t and
when the dumpster lid drops bang!
i’m reminded of land mines blowing up in love’s face
and he remembers
Nam Nam Nam caught in a Hanoi storm of bullets
and that’s a good starting point for us,
suffer bridge of endless colors
we get each other across.

*broken bats baseball
clean up hitter


4 Responses to “scarred hearts make fine tuned ears”

  1. kvennarad July 28, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    I admit it, I do the mirror thing.

    • steve July 29, 2013 at 10:15 am #

      i think everyone does one way or the other

  2. tonichristmann July 28, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    The really hard part is when we remember Nam, Nam, Nam, the storm of Hanoi bullets – and we weren’t even there. Not that I’m not old enough. I just skirted the trip.

    • steve July 29, 2013 at 10:25 am #

      It could be the same with afghanistan and any other war around the corner gang activity.

      my friend’s Nam flashbacks were real and frequent, but he knew where i was at in a quick second and was even willing to play basketball.

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