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once a boy

April 29, 2012

they say when you carry a hammer,
every problem looks like a nail

it is also true
that when you give a kid
a BB gun, everything looks
like a target

when I first got mine
I battled an insatiable blood-lust for birds
red-winged blackbirds, sparrows, robins
plotting, dreaming, scheming
for the day to come
I never did connect with one
but my mind
still lines them up in the sights
when they come hopping by

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