Monday, December 5, 2011

David S. Pointer


No red rim hot tub
still dripping crime
facts in these lines,
only a Marine MP
presidential security
detail sent to protect
President Reagan’s
travel route. The
sergeant doesn’t care
if we’re overrun by
Mexican revolutionaries,
or more modern
ambulatory urban
beasts, or even
international terrorists.
He just hands Cpl. Welsh
and me scoped M-14s and
says Not on my watch—
a head shot’s fine, but
center mass will make
most up the chain happy.

Graham Powell reads "VIP Security":

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David confesses: "VIP Security" is based on real events at Camp Pendleton and around Southern California in 1983. The poem eluded me for years, and then recently worked its way onto the page.

DAVID S. POINTER currently resides in Murfreesboro, TN. From age 18-22 he served in the USMC Military Police. His latest chapbooks are Warhammer Piano Bar (Thunderclap Press, 2010) and MPs, Snipers and Crime (Writing Knights Press, 2012).

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