This well-used little bag is just the right size
to carry a copy of the Psalms. Its plain-woven
flowers and helicopter share the sky with bombs
falling like turnips--he who makes light of other
men will be killed by a turnip. A bachelor,
I wear it across my shoulder--it's easier to be
a bachelor all my life than a widow for a day.
On the bag's face, two black shapes appear
to be crows--be guided by the crow and you
will come to a body--though they are
military aircraft. A man who needs fire
will soon enough hold it in his hands.