The body as a field where many battles rage. Strife of ideal fathering, strafed with spousal passion and demands. The infantries advance – toward occupational worth – stealth sweeping the rewards. Childhood plans of freedom and grandeur – the risk and adventure – hits from guerilla flanks. The will to heroic power and injured survival. Biology of age. Maproom of surrender and negotiating borders. Where the surge will be. Today. Rigorous advance of death. Waging to forge something like a home, a country, an interdependent territory. All of it leaving its marks.
It is time to sit down and write. Time, as measured by flame.
It has to be burning.
N Filbert 2013