JEFFrey (Part 3)

Scout troop 565
1984
Brown shirts
Green canvas belts
Patches

Master
scout
Zero in
FOCUS
mark he was
Odd One
Shrug shouldered alone
Shaky bones
Glasses with the upturned nose

Dad naive
Could not believe
When truth revealed in later years
An innocent question
Stay over the house
Master’s house
NAIL
Name scarred into the boy
childhood
vanquish
fear
anguish
strip
slash
grab
pull
STOP

no

starts can’t stop
governor switched off
disease carries
virus unleashed
rinse
REPEAT
boy knows defeat
blood runs
BLACK
eyes turned back

Holy Mary… where were thee?
Couldn’t you protect me?

My fault… My…

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