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CELEBRATING CREATIVE EXPRESSION AT BAYLOR SINCE 1966

Periaktoi Writing Post

Volume 53
Issue 2

Single Visual Art Post

  • Poetry
A Real Soldier's Soldier
Enoch Sun
If a story seems moral,
do not believe it.
There is no rectitude
There is no virtue
like the thread that makes the cloth,
You can’t tease it out.
You can’t extract the meaning
without unraveling the deeper meaning
 
A great, great guy
A real soldier’s soldier
The angles of vision
are skewed
 
those big sad gentle killer eyes
Sharp grey, lean, and narrow waisted
still alive,
barely,
just in the eyes
 
garden of evil,
every sin is real and fresh and original
The midst of evil you want to be a good man,
you want decency
 
its absolute and uncompromising
allegiance to obscenity and evil
That quiet — just listen.
There’s your moral. 75