Battlefield Talk

The voice of a bullet is loud,
and speaks in the color of red.
It speaks in the voices of
the many that lay dead,
as well as the many families
of those left behind.
The size of a bullet,
as it spreads its effects
across the lives of multitudes.
Gouging a hole in the hearts
of those who weep, of those
whose life is now no longer whole.

John Collins, a retired pharmacist and teacher, has been a long time writer and after 40 years is attempting to compile his writings into a volume for print. He has appeared in Dissident Voice and the Pagolin Review. His topics are frequently about the horrors of conflict, but also about the duality of the encounters in life. Read other articles by John.