Six Kinds of Tough Shit

The Iowa Review - - D.F. BROWN -

The given has taken another war­rior, another kid re­ally, doo­fus fuck from 3rd pla­toon, whose only job was breath­ing

but isn’t now ex­cept in gasp­ing gur­gles from a neck wound then moan­ing too much mor­phine and strapped to a jun­gle pen­e­tra­tor dan­gles from that chop­per

lift his ass out when the ca­ble snaps drops him forty fuckin’ feet

through triple canopy tree­tops so now, snagged 20 feet above the ground, some­one must climb for the body

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