Bruce Gagnon: I Am Here

 Up against the wall
time to stand
or fall
no half-stepin
no time for mythology
no time for me-ism

It’s like quoting
from the bible
the sacred cows
are coming home
to graze
on the bones
of the nation
‘wasichu’
the one who eats
the fat

CONTRACTS AIR FORCE

Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Herndon,Virginia, has been awarded a $963,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) ground subsystems support. Contractor support includes sustainment engineering, technical assistance and program management services for ground subsystems to include sustainment, assessment, system modification and technical support. Work will be performed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana; Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota; F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Needham,Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 31, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received. Fiscal year 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $4,361,537 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8214-15-D-0001).


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People rise up?
Not if the
capitol crew
has their way
elections
part of the entertainment
these days

Up against the wall
time to stand
or fall
no half-stepin
no time for mythology
no time for me-ism

We’ve had our minds
colonized
lost our humanness
back down the road
a piece

finding bits of it
along the way now
moss on trees
small boy
whistling
warming hearts
he deserves
a chance
to live
we fight for him

we walk on
singing da-da-da-da
and stomping our
sore tired feet

We love
the drum
chant gets us
up the hills
and down
the wet road
mile after
mile

Cars whiz by
clouds in the sky
many wonder why
I have no doubts
I am here

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