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First Line: For a woman's face remembered as a spot of quick light on the flat land
Last Line: The women they left behind, they fight on.
Subject(s): Soldiers; Women


FOR a woman's face remembered as a spot of quick light on the flat
land of dark night,
For this memory of one mouth and a forehead they go on in the gray
rain and the mud, they go on among the boots and guns.
The horizon ahead is a thousand fang flashes, it is a row of teeth
that bite on the flanks of night, the horizon sings of a new kill and
a big kill.
The horizon behind is a wall of dark etched with a memory, fixed with
a woman's face -- they fight on and on, boots in the mud and heads in
the gray rain -- for the women they hate and the women they
love -- for
the women they left behind, they fight on.






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