Richard Tice – USA (PJ32)

dental drill —
the doctor hums
a country tune

when I’m 64
turns out
she still feeds me

War Gaming: Hobby or Habit 

toy cannons
firing ladyfingers
at plastic soldiers —
Mom asks us to take
the battle outside

Refight World War II hour by hour. Choose among sixty-four countries. Pick political leaders and generals. Build your economy through trade and construction. Create a military juggernaut. Practice diplomacy — or not. Read the instruction manual several times to even begin to play.

dinnertime —
too busy taking Paris
with Panzergruppe 1