Monday, 13 June 2011

Instructing men on power

Captain Smokey Joe says:

washing dishes
tending gardens
and shining shoes
is all in a days
work...making war
all the same

a packet of wages
hot meals and cold drinks
between two moons
is the requirement

let me instruct you
about earning your
god damn
bread in the kill zone


inflicting a fatality is easy

by simple method and approach

stab at the flesh

penetrate the vitals

by slight movement turn
the blade

extract the bayonet

do not panic

move on promptly

forget about it
lock in on the next target


  1. Martin, this is brutal and brilliant. When will we ever move beyond war. Primitive mythology suggests "never."

  2. This is amazing! Merciless character and great use of language