it’s always a good thing when a Richard Brautigan book I thought I might never find(originally published in 1970) arrives in the mail
ROMMEL DRIVES ON DEEP INTO EGYPT
–San Francisco Chronicle Headline
June 26, 1942
Rommel is dead.
His army has joined the quicksand legions
of history where battle is always
a metal echo saluting a rusty shadow.
His tanks are gone.
How’s your ass?