The Hit List

The pinpoint laser cannon
worked just as advertised.
There seemed no remains of him
after all the heat and light
had dissipated.

There was no sign of the fine young man,
a fan of late period Leonard Cohen
and all eras of the Coen Brothers.
No sign of the nervous dancer
but excellent kisser,
a strong swimmer
but an easy burn under a hot sunny day.

There was no sign
of the petitions he signed
or the protests he attended
or the committees he committed great energy to
or anything else about his beliefs
that inspired him to be placed
onto the Watch List
and then the Hit List
and finally the Burn List.
There was no evidence of him
at all
but for an occasional
bit of ash
blown quickly into the wind.

About Jonathan Berger

I used to write quite a bit more.
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