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He must be carried back
to thoughts of home

Ruin behind his gaze
statue falls whose face
he can't make out

Names lose patience
Waves crash with high-tech
and arguments where
the sky used to be

To stop the war
half-naked on shore
lost feeling for
the land of his birth

How strange cliche prevails
beauty torn from branches
rule of law contrived

Mind's material must obey
this logic from a past
he can't resolve

Because the father lied
and children run away

Heat seeks flesh
in clouded light

Scatter psyche
night after night

He wakes with a start
A knock comes at the door
The fire spreads

but doesn't reach
its target again