Matthew J. Pesce

PEACE ZONE II

stillness.
CONCUSSION!
war machines invert
spring lungs with
blistered metal.

napalm screams and screams and
screams and screams and screams and
screams and screams and screams and
screams and screams and screams and
screams and screams and screams and
whimpers before
blessed death.

the silence of terror!
horror’s echoes shudder in their
sleep,
breaking boys and
scrapping parts.