War Poem 99

Aeroplane aeroplane where have you been?
I’ve been to Dresden to hunt for the King
Aeroplane aeroplane what did you there?
I broke the china blue as despair

Cattle truck cattle truck where do you go?
I go to Belsen for the kino show
Cattle truck cattle truck what see you there?
I saw your mother in her easy chair 

Soldier boy soldier boy who did you kill?
I don’t know their names, their faces are still
Shapeless and sharp and crying and burnt
Undoing my days with the mouthed shape of hurt

Lonely boy lonely boy where did you go?
I went to Hades far down below
Lonely boy lonely boy why do you stare?
Too old for for rhyming, too young to care