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Hey-U: Murder Prevented

By Elihu Carranza

Hey-U eyes look like giant light
at the sight
of one finger on the trigger
down the barrel
his eyes follow
the barrel into the flash suppressor,
hearing then
he is going to kill him
the one drunk soldier called chief,
The words smoking with provocations of war.

Hey-U eyes shoot back down the barrel
to the chamber of the M-14
ready to enter the temple of a fellow soldier
when hey-u moves the rifle away.


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