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by Finn Harvor

Finn Harvor is a Canadian artist and writer, and lives with his wife in South Korea. He’s published art and writing in Eclectica, Canadian Notes and Queries, Rain Taxi, The Brooklyn Rail, The Korea Times, Dogmatika, Dark Sky, the Quarterly Conversation, rabble, the HUFS International Journal of Foreign Studies, The Globe and Mail, Now Weekly, The Canadian Forum, This Magazine and several other publications. He’s written and staged two fringe plays, and had his work broadcast by the CBC [radio]. He has had group and solo shows of his drawings, and continues to experiment with art-and-text work. Finally, he blogs at Conversations in the Book Trade.

 

Listen

1.

lootenant sed to sarge
sum bad guyz r still in da ville
so sarge told da patrol
u gotta shoot ta kill

 

2.

da phos4us iz pretty
when it lites da sky
but when hitz da kidz
it just burnz n burnz
like a fyre dat wurmz
n most of da suckerz
die

 

3.

sometimes da suckerz
crawl from dere homes
all starvin n hungry n shit.
sarge dont like it
he tellz em where to shove it
but after dere gone
he sez dere kidz r cute—
u no,
a
liddl
bit.

 

4.

da suckerz took a hit
n sarge
real pissed
wuz screamin n swearin
n sayin
whatd dey effin expect?
all smilin n wavin n walkin
thru da perimeter
n shit.

 

5.

da grunts of skwad 1
wuz humpin thru da hillz
dere werent no peepl
n da moon wuz cold
n da mood wuz spooky
n da war seemed old

 

6.

even da suckerz hooz eyes r filled wit h8
look up at da sky
when dey here de jetz
n think, da fighters look gr8

 

7.

da ville was blasted
n da perimeter broke
n da grunts wuz starvin
while da flarez 4 da choppers
burned bright, den snuffed out.

n all u cud here wuz barkin
n all u cud c wuz smoke.


Finn Harvor is a Canadian artist and writer, and lives with his wife in South Korea. He’s published art and writing in Eclectica, Canadian Notes and Queries, Rain Taxi, The Brooklyn Rail, The Korea Times, Dogmatika, Dark Sky, the Quarterly Conversation, rabble, the HUFS International Journal of Foreign Studies, The Globe and Mail, Now Weekly, The Canadian Forum, This Magazine and several other publications. He’s written and staged two fringe plays, and had his work broadcast by the CBC [radio]. He has had group and solo shows of his drawings, and continues to experiment with art-and-text work. Finally, he blogs at Conversations in the Book Trade.

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