esprit d’escalier

he wanted revenge

had daydreams of two RPG’s

one to go through the doors

open the place up

second to explode inside

killing everybody everything

down to the cockroaches

mice under the stairs

or stringing them up

some cold deserted warehouse

playing them like a glockenspiel

with a barbwire baseball bat

whoa fella! I said

that’s some specifics right there

& all he wanted he said

was revenge to the fuckers had hurt him

& we talked on some more

sipping southern comfort in the sun

& as the light lowered

he said he understood revenge is dead

the moment of vengeance had moved on

tho’ I think I saw his eyelids flicker

probably thinking of machine guns

the sound of it

mowing them down

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