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K. O. P.
by Marsha Burks Megehee
(A tongue-in-cheek poem)

If you kill a man on paper
Where does the body go?

Do you file it in Paper Heaven?
Or under "L" for Le Duc Tho?

Do you order him a tombstone
Contrived from paper mache'?

Do you hang "a pale blue ribbon?"
Do you mark through MIA?

Do you send him paper roses?
Does a cardboard preacher pray

Over a paper map of Laos
Where he's POW/MIA?

Marsha Burks Megehee 1999