Its normal when groups of people die.
it is usual, in a year, for many to die
and become an impressive number. It's expected.
Day to day, when dead bodies are needed,
there are people like poppyseeds
in a muffin snuffed up under a collapsing circus tent,
the automatic fire of a tow-headed boy scout,
a burning cruise liner drops bodies bright and promising
like molten glass into the sea.
How many boy scouts have killed in a hundred years?
How many boy scouts killed? how many would-be
boy scouts but for the scouts how many boys
scout out scout boys for how many scout
scouting killing boys scouts. How many
more boy scouts are living than have ever died?
Should it become ordinary, and some day
such great groups so often die
that there will be no difference
between limbs, jaw bone, mandible,
fragment of bone, the eye socket,
the chin bone muscle creating a face,
a jaw bone a living eye
and rows of even white teeth.
the expression of bone and body
the natural dying
state of a body should become
in the company of other bodies