sharp as the days they were made

sitting & listening

intent

to old soldiers stories

sharp

as the days they were made

hoping for clues

enlightenment

some moral compass

coda

to live by

but no

they are just jokes

tall shaggy dog tales

non sequiturs

played only

to eke out the day

they plow on

either forgetful or uncaring

I have heard each fable before

my only use here

is as ears