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First Line: Empty battlefields keep their phantoms
Last Line: Reaching a blossom in rust of shrapnel.
Subject(s): War


EMPTY battlefields keep their phantoms.
Grass crawls over old gun wheels
And a nodding Canada thistle flings a purple
Into the summer's southwest wind,
Wrapping a root in the rust of a bayonet,
Reaching a blossom in rust of shrapnel.







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