01 October 2009

Decoration

armed_forces_reserve

the weight wearing me
as a campaign ribbon
offers no compensation

easily recognised I am
too much of a commodity
a recycled throwaway line

I’m not hanging out with
you for my rehabilitation
it says, but to me it seems

the view for you, every
which way you look at it
– is downhill
© 5 August 2009, I. D. Carswell