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(DV) Mickey Z: G.I. Joe Goes to Baghdad







GI Joe Goes to Baghdad
by Mickey Z.
December 17, 2005

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Bullet enters just above the
right eye
Neat dark hole

Out the back of his head blows the lies
The promises. . . broken
The myths. . . embedded

Sprayed out like red foam
come the TV images
Stolen words
Hijacked ideas
False pride

Splattered on his buddy’s shirt:
manufactured memories
values instilled by repetition
opinions bleached white

He bought into it
a sales pitch so lethal
it should carry a warning. . .
like cigarettes

Mickey Z. can be found on the Web at: His latest book is 50 American Revolutions You're Not Supposed to Know: Reclaiming American Patriotism (Disinformation Books, 2005). 

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