She Had Him Till She Lost Him

I fell in love with a toy boy.

He wasn’t a man.
I wasn’t a lady.
He was a boy.
A plastic boy… putty in my hand.

Not long after he went away to war,
my brother killed him.

Accidently, of course.

He had been,
at the time of his demise,
behind enemy lines.

Visibility was reported to be poor
and communication, surly.
The Colonels were hungry
and
dangerously
hasty.

It was the one-legged Corporal
who fired the canon.
It hit my toy-boy.
It took his head off.

terrible silence.

My brother laughed at my goldfish mouth..
but held my hand
throughout the Last Post
under the Jacaranda.

L.kaye 2009

She Had Him Till She Lost Him

limerick

Newcastle, Australia

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