Bullet Train

Untitled by Zoriah

This morning on NPR I heard Brian Turner discussing and reading from his book Here Bullet. Boinging Boing-Boing:

Here, Bullet
If a body is what you want,
then here is bone and gristle and flesh.
Here is the clavicle-snapped wish,
the aorta’s opened valves, the leap
thought makes at the synaptic gap.
Here is the adrenaline rush you crave,
that inexorable flight, that insane puncture
into heat and blood. And I dare you to finish
what you’ve started. Because here, Bullet,
here is where I complete the word you bring
hissing through the air, here is where I moan
the barrel’s cold esophagus, triggering
my tongue’s explosives for the rifling I have
inside of me, each twist of the round
spun deeper, because here, Bullet,
here is where the world ends, every time.

You can read more and hear author Brian Turner read over at NPR.

About the Photo: It was taken by Zoriah. Be sure to view it bigger. Zoriah works in humanitarian photojournalism. Zoriah’s war slideshow is a powerful place to start.

Please check out some of these links and consider the fact that we’ve been at war in Iraq for longer than World War II (and WW I) and the Civil War. Longer in fact than any war save the Revolutionary War and Vietnam.


One thought on “Bullet Train

  1. Jenny says:

    Thanks for sending me this, Andy. I’m headed over to check out more Brian Turner stuff right now. Then it’s on to Zoriah’s stream.

    With any luck we’ll elect John McCain and then we can be in this war for the rest of our natural lives! WOOHOO! Who needs a healthy economy anyway?

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