and was her major Love a minor in Free Speech her book Freedom of Assembly her young thoughts yet free that reckless chance of carnage stop and tranquil change and her thoughts of nesting birds, old books to buy, Europe the next Bastille a turn a step a sun warm trigger, those fateful exams an eagle screams winged above our Magna Carta on the ground our boots of protection of lock and load hidden within rail side thistle, those hallways of glinted chrome toward five light years, oh dark blood, no reversal of fate from belly to brain, oh precious mind! Their names, etched in scream: Billy Schrader, Ally Krause, Jeffrey Milner, Sandy Lee Scheuer along with wounded and maimed non-fatal albeit indelible wounds 880 yards, it is written, that level arms length from Main Street and Lincoln Joey Lewis, Johnny Cleary, Tommy Mark Grace, Alan Mikey Canfora, Deany R. Kahler, Dougy Alan Wrentmore, Jimmy Dennis Russell, Bobby Follis Stamps, Donny Scott Mackenzie . . . " All those shot were students in good standing at Kent State University . . ." until the shots rang, and they bled profusely. Just boys, command said lock and load, patrol be still. Test all doors be absolute and sure, damn it the doors are secure! We've ammunition and reserve gasoline. Seven seas worth. Those M1s! The M16s already spoken for in Vietnam, now expanding to Cambodia. So very many. Tourists in Honolulu, wounded coming home, that blood seeped gauze.  A soldier with puss infected neck pins, brave on wooden crutches, relearning arm strength, that elevator door open to shadow hallways rife with ether, gurneys, alcohol; an opiate tinged roll of dope, a flag draped coffin of hope. We needed the machine to end. An imagined jeopardy of perimeter. Finally home and free at last. You tell me, jaw to yaw.  Alert for people lost.

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on May 7, 2017 at 10:08am

Strange days during interesting times:

Comment by James Hart on May 7, 2017 at 8:12pm

'Found Her' was inspired by the great Jonathan Wofman's ode to the Kent State Massacre, 4 May 2017, Our Salon, JMac1949 and I appreciate your read as well as the aud/vis 'It Ain't Me'.  I've edited (with apology!) an awkward misrepresentation of one of the 9 surviving victims' name and no doubt, no poem can identify the anguish of the era.

Now 47 years and three days far off. Lest we forget: 4 May 1970.

We'll do our crying in the rain, hey Jim?

Comment by Ben Sen on May 8, 2017 at 8:01am

I remember it well.  Thanks for reminding us.

Comment by James Hart on May 8, 2017 at 8:30am
Thanks for the embrace, Benny:
That Jimmy Emmerling ain't here to wax on re: Hawkins and Hegel or Kant, that Kimmy Gamble ain't here to paint of the Australian what- would- it- be-twilight, a 9' X 12' canvass, that reclaimed sail, such a painted kite! 'tis beyond my paygrade, this consciousness of checks and balance beams, those guys enjoying P & J sandwiches high above the cities, such a May-Day wind blurring their sight, beyond invisibility, that last word felt good, be kind in reply, I'm just in from my bramble snapping run like an elk, May-Day, mellow, be still, then this debate,. your mauve, my purple, dreams and miracles are.
Hart, warm, safe and thirsty as that baby afore the vulcher. 
And don't think that I did not see that 'high speed rail news item'  somewhere across the sea within the MJS headline news:     Trump Wins. Readers here might also enjoy America's prettiest towns this morning on what must be the Bing slide show. Surprised Bowling Green, KY was omitted. A special corollary for me. Abilene? Have we forgotten Abilene?
Mojo risin'? Ridin' ridin'

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