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Prone Giant

by greygrynn

No – His ruined body not pulled free from shattered remains
of his light aircraft after nameless – faceless sky
flip-burns, fangs unmarred, gums blood-clear.

No – His face un-shattered by the snapped steering shaft of a
Blood-red Formula One tissue paper wad crumpled in Imola,
turn four, brain swollen, crush-damaged tissue,
dropping off-line - forever.

No – Eye sockets un-shrapnel filled, blood soaked gasp
as pain – darkness overwhelmed, expired, his comrades
stripping off ruined body armor – warrior's last stand.
No, he didn't go that way.

Instead – A simple man, caught fast in red-iron sleep.
Fruit flies crumpled around his head and eyes,
gone all together into oblivion.
We never got the chance
to say good-bye.

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Please don't blush, (Score: 1 )
by maryanns on Wednesday, February 04, 2009 (14:01:11)
Please don't blush, Rollin, in my world you deserve a ten. Your best, the story told with great emotion and detail. Metre, rhyme, flow superb. The ending poignant and real. Well done. Mary Ann

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