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Christina: Falling Brass/Balck Hawk Down
Scene from the film, "Blackhawk Down"


Slow motion
slow motion
the falling of brass

It seemed like slow motion
when they fell to
the grass -

or into the sand
in puddles of blood
turning the sand
into muddles of mud...

I watched in the movie
slow motion, slow motion
bullets fall to the ground
amidst droplets of red...

I saw in slow motion,
but just in a movie -
the slow motion falling
of wounded and dead.

©Copyright January 2002 by Christina