Here, Bullet

Posted by Lizzie on 04/18/07

So any of you who see me on gmail know I’m a little obsessed with the PBS series America at a Crossroads, airing this week. I missed Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime (learn more about the program here) on Monday night, which I would have especially liked to see, but here’s the poem “Here, Bullet,” from the eponymous work by Brian Turner:

If a body is what you want,
then here is bone and gristle and flesh.
Here is the clavicle-snapped wish,
the aorta’s opened valves, the leap
thought makes at the synaptic gap…

Read the entire poem here. It doesn’t look like the series will be rebroadcast anytime soon, so try to catch it this week if you can.

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