Total War

as in complete
destruction, Sherman’s neckties
with hogs shot
among burning bales
of hay, like
that day when
Atlanta left earth
ashes upward while
babies and old
people cried for
past lives lost
plantations and emancipated
slaves following sky’s
drinking gourd, and
we say that
violence isn’t the
answer, except that
it was, and
the Union survived

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