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Requiem

by Adam Sass

Who killed the captain?
And what was his last command?
Charge, they say,
Or was it
Hold fire?
Or
Retreat?
I donít remember Ė
Does anyone remember?

The captain, perhaps, in his slumber.

Who will hold this ground now?
Not I:
My mother awaits me,
My child awaits me,
My lover awaits me Ė
Tomorrow Iíll be far from here.
Who will hold it, then?

The captain, perhaps, with his bones.





                                                                  


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