Poem: "Some in Pieces" by Darnell Arnoult, from What Travels With Us.
Some in Pieces
In World War Two the oldest of my uncles picked up dead bodies dead weight some in pieces and threw them onto the beds of trucks. His work spread far as he could see. When he came home he poured salted peanuts into a Co-Cola and prepared for life with folks who could never know some things as long as they lived.