full metal

19 Apr

i am Pyle and all else is Hartman
only i’ve made it 41 years listening to the incessant barking
i’ve not been de-sensitized rest assured
i’m just re-arranging a few details:
passports/supplies/entry visas/exit papers/shelter/a small vehicle with stolen plates
Hartman wears a flack jacket like the coward dog that he is
and when i read or clean the cellar free of cobwebs
i do it with a loaded Luger and a stack of chips
which usually go on thirty-four black
but the son of a bitch never takes off the vest
so i’ve been loitering at the range aiming for the foreheads of two-dimensional drawings
in exchange for cleaning the head and sweeping up loose metal after closing time
i get to empty out cartridges and eat mom’s apple pie
in underwear made from jersey

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2 Responses to “full metal”

  1. Slyboots 22/04/2010 at 10:47 AM #

    You would invoke one of my nightmares- way to go, sir! Seriously, that movie was a tough one. I like that you capture the crazy/angry/raging against who the hell knows what. If he’d made it, that is…

    Some day we need to chat about this all in person, over copious drinks.

  2. (S)wine 22/04/2010 at 9:27 PM #

    i’m in.

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