APO San Francisco: printed in Tokyo for the Pacific Stars and Stripes, 1968. 122p., monochrome fullpage drawings, first collected edition. 7x4.5 inch decorated paper boards in same-design dj, the unclipped dj is somewhat edgeworn and toned, the casing has minute bumps at most extremities. Good copy. Sample poem begins: "The M-16. / Overnight we inherited our third arm. It's needed day and night to protect us from harm / Initiated by an enemy unseen, In this land afar from ours with only sea between." The poet continues in the same vein, then taps compassion: "He wanted not to bring the grief / That fell upon those whom he fought. / But he knows that they must be taught / That as long as this aggression remains seen, / They will have to face a blazing M-16" --poem is placed opposite Satake's sketch of the weapon.
Editor's brief intro identifies common themes: the soldier's "war which surrounds him, his rifle, his dog, the hippies on the home front, the loved ones he longs to be with again"
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