Sergeant, they want the watering

there was a violence to the maintenance
    (“he used the wrench as a hammer”)
of the berms
    (“he got it all into a single sandbag”)
the water washes silt into the cucumber garden
    (“the tomatoes used to be so sweet”)
the tubes fire
    (“sergeant, they want the watering”)
the counter-battery comes
    (“fire-for-effect on … my … pos”)
the failure to stand uprightly
the failure to speak upright
the failure to seek
    ( “in dance, the blade into the bull’s neck” … 

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