Mark I. Kirkmeyer

EXTREMIST LEGACY

My mind is tapped into a Soldier.
An Engineer, not my own.
He built bridges for tanks to roll;
Fighting extremist fanaticism
Finding the extremist legacy.

Dead children mutilated.
Arms, Legs severed.
Faces gouged and marked
wretching abdomen dry heaves.
the extremist legacy

Young soldier returns home
Receives the greatest joy
Birth of a baby boy
Releasing images, memories, feelings
the extremist legacy.