True in the Dark



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Command

Fire
They said fire
Said there was fire
A shot from the dark
We shot in the dark
At the dark figures
All in a row

Who put them in rows?
I can't say, now,
How they came to be rowed
Standing together
Standing still
Like stones, like dolmens
They said there was fire
I heard it
Something
We fired and fired
Fired true in the dark
They fell in their rows
They fell

Who commands here
Who commanded
I spoke
What did I say
Who put them in rows
Under command
Who shouted in the dark
A shout   A shot
They fell
On command
Who gathered them here
How did they come to be gathered

I look down on the ground
I can see they are gathered
We fired and fired
The rules were commanded
I spoke
The dark
The dark was our jungle
No eyes only fire
They said fire
Who spoke   I can't say
I commanded
Who put them in rows

In rows they fell
We fired and fired
In rows, like dolmens
True in the dark
True in the dark
They fell
They fell on command


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© Chris Floyd 2007