Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Sometimes they dragged his body through the wheat
mostly when the field was covered in eighteen
or more inches of snow.
The red coat he wore turned to ice,
then his body and it became one.

Even after his coworkers and friends were done
and he thawed out a bit,
body and red coat were still one.
The snow receded, they used his feet
to dig the hole
and then his body went into the ground:
body, blood, overcoat, one.

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