THE RED LINE

THE RED LINE

Monday, March 9, 2015

Behind Enemy Lines

Behind Enemy Lines

Here behind Enemy Lines
I hunch over a cracked washbasin
and look into a scratched-up plastic mirror
for a glimpse at my sole salvation;
I think of my few friends
and wonder if they could even imagine
just what this place is like;
I think of how hard I have to work
in order to keep from slipping downward into madness;
I think of the warm comfort of suicide's deliverance
and of my rehearsed recital of reasons
for denying it an affirmative nod;
I think of my schoolboy ideology,
so quick to dissolve in disillusionment;
I think of my inexperience and incompetence
in evading my capture,
Oh, and how I think of those people who put me here,
and how I must make deadly certain that they
will never, ever forget me --
I think and I think...
Here Behind Enemy Lines.
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