IN THE HEYDAYS OF HIS EYES
(taut jeans dancing)

An Anthology of Poetry about Being Young and Growing Up
 
 
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MINES

Bruce Weigl

1 In Vietnam I was always afraid of mines: North Vietnamese mines, Vietcong mines, French mines, American mines, whole fields marked with warning signs. A Bouncing Betty comes up waist high-- cuts you in half. One man's legs were laid alongside him in the Dustoff,┬░ he asked for a chairback, morphine, he screamed he wanted to give his eyes away, his kidneys, his heart . . . 2 Here is how you walk at night: slowly lift one leg, clear the sides with your arms, clear the back, front, put the leg down, like swimming. ┬░Dustoff: A liftship (helicopter) specifically suited for taking out the wounded.

 
 
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