John Allman


1945 they think it’s safe to
drag a balloon bomb out of the woods and
BLAM the war is here not Mussolini
hung by his heels in Milan or those death
camps or Patton who escaped who knows what
killed in an auto accident and how
about Hiroshima I mean just think
how fast people disappear one day in
a theater watching say Carousel one
minute filled with song suddenly melting
or leaving nothing but their shadows and
the whole time someone somewhere is reading
about women voting for the first time
in France and you write with this thing called ballpoint