Use of dogs in WW1 By: Nick Crispi
The Swing Of Things: I want to escape from this worldbut I don’t want to die to do it.When I am awake I learn muchthat I would rather not knowand what always gets my attention isthat it’s all over again, the replay,the droning of wars that run intoeach other, chasing their expensive tailslike moth-eaten dinosaurs from central casting,following some computer’s orders: Come on,you guys! Get with the program!Watch for your cue, or you will end upin some stinking prison on a godforsakengolf course somewhere and no one looking.Get up! Sit down! Eat a peach! Don’t talk!Listen to the music of the spheresof influence jazzing it up in Hollywood,New Orleans, Vegas and Kansas City,land of the free, home of the bravebut melancholy babies whose only hopeis to become the Bards of Podunk and retire to a fucked-up Shangri-La on the edge of theDalai Llama’s . . . Swi-i-i-sssssh! Ha, ha! Double-ollied that time!What a ride – and nobody watching? Shit!Scotland’s burning, and not a white fireman in sight!
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