Celebrating The Survivor


Rene Magritte Original Title: Le survivant

There is a painting

hanging on a wall

of a  bleeding rifle

in an empty hall.


The painting is bathed in

a golden light

painted flowers are blooming

just in the rifle’s sights.


One woman said this is a patriots tale

this gun belonged to a hero

home from war

but I don’t think this is a Patriot’s Tale.


I think it’s obvious who came home

whose story this is

who came  came through the door

who the flowers are for and why no one else is there-


Celebrating the Survivor



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