by David S. Pointer
It seemed I’d traded enlistment in
USMC to CMSU Sociology Dept.
yet found myself chest deep inside
thinking more about Navaho Code
Talkers Bougainville, Guadalcanal
than Marx, Weber, and Durkheimian
suicide as next generation canvas-oid
stretchers levitated above my ongoing
war dreams: struggling, mountain tips,
sand, and the mind’s interior lagoons
of inky elevated international literature
David S. Pointer served in the Marine military police from 1980-1984. He has recent publications in Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Stone Canoe, Tales of the Combat Zone and elsewhere. His new poetry book Oncoming Crime Facts is sold through http://www.lulu.com.