Tiny Soldiers


I’ve met men

taken them

out of a cigar box

like tiny toy

soldiers

arranged

them by height

and position

I make up stories

about battles

and barracks

I manipulate

them sending

them to battle

in my honor

they fight

for me

these men

and never tire

until I place

them back

into their cigar

box waiting

for the next assault

or meeting

or date