Mike Ferguson

Reasons for Going to War

Speaking of shins, mine are whores
with enticing come-ons to any

accidental knocks or scuffs or outright
attacks as long as new scabs and then

scarring can be added to the existing
mass destruction after the years of

terrorising – I mean, an outsider’s
look could rip the skin it’s so thin from

whatever is actually left of flesh on the
narrow bones, and I swear my shins

can’t last two weeks without going to
war which would also explain the other

injury not that anyone could give a
reason no matter how hard they tried.

Copyright © Mike Ferguson 2017

Mike Ferguson’s most recent collection of poetry is the sonnets chapbook Precarious Real [Maquette Press, 2016].


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