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I woke up next to my husband
And because I moved so much he woke too
I told him I had this horrible nightmare
And couldn’t control a thing and it brought me sorrow
This is the best man I had ever dated--
He takes me out in the truck, we only slipped on
Some supplemental clothes to stay warm
Out to the plain site where nothing’s going on
Dust and stone
He lets me hook my finger in the cold steel of
Grenade keys.
And watch it blow;
Until every shattered piece of shrapnel
Hits the ground with a clatter and bang,
And his laugh is louder than any bomb,
More explosive than any packet,
Much more beautiful, too;
He shakes my shoulder
We make love under moonlight and rock.