Frac­tured Fairy Tale

The Iowa Review - - D.F. BROWN -

Once upon a time from the left You’re left right at the start be­gin­ning

This is the fuck you part words scars shad­ows fit many torn and blood­ied boys hand to hand in the syl­la­bles bayonet and shrap­nel twisted into facts

ammo ban­dages cam­ou­flage form man­gled with con­tent the long ver­sion war takes

as if the past were true and grin­ning in a faded Po­laroid teenagers pos­ing john­wayne

mean­ing in its meat

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