USE THE WORD “KAMPF”

it’s always a battle

every morning
a banzai charge
filmed in
excruciating
slow-motion

and then
the writing: ah, there
we go
climbing up
to the Sun as
if a kamikaze pilot

thinking I should have had
not just a thimbleful
of saki but a whole
bucket

but it’s so crisp and clean
cold and calculated
as I steer my bomb
(the bomb
that I am)
through flak, flare
and sunspot

no
going down trailing smoke
returning to base to
fight another day
and certainly nothing
like parachuting
to safety

no it’s an
all-or-nothing mission
total sacrifice in
its achievement

turning this life
into an explosion

of words
pages
words

each little piece of Sun
in their content
stuff enough for my day
my life my world
to
find their orbit
freely revolve

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