Furlough

by grimbeau

Abraham Lincoln with Allan Pinkerton and Major...

So, the crazies

Got scared after total wipe-out and their fears,

Which had got plain drunk on hubristic puff,

Regained their force and jumped ship sharpish, but

The past caught them up (like a shot

In the dark or Pinkerton’s chasing down Butch and Sundance in a shotgun shack) and made

These shysters clean latrines