Gargoyle 19
cover photos by Richard Peabody (2) and Brian Sheridan
publication date 2/8/1982

War Dance

David Sheridan

I have not smelled dust in a sun’s ray
I have not tasted apple in a girl’s mouth
I have not swum in crystalline melodic pools
I have not seen a terrier fight hornets

I have felt fear
Fear in my blood
Fear in my bones
Fear in my balls