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Repeater

From: The Missouri Review
Volume 36, Number 4, 2013
p. 53 | 10.1353/mis.2013.0101

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Where is the military genius to grasp this terrible engine?
Winchester wrote. This gun that can be loaded
on Sunday and fired all week. This gun that makes a man

the equal of a company each minute, a regiment in ten,
a full brigade in thirty. This daylight full of lead—
where is the genius to grasp it? This terrible engine

that can sink in a river, fire like it’s never been
wet? A resolute man on horseback can travel west
for a month of Sundays: this gun makes a man

always ready. So He Cannot Be Captured. No weapon
more effective in the world, its aim more deft.
Where is the military genius to grasp this terrible engine—

to look past its sometime misfires, its uneven
first trials? To see like history it repeats itself (and yes,
sometimes stutters). To fire the gun makes a man

almost certain of safety. Against grizzly or Injun,
unequaled. Loaded safe as a church nave. And yet
where is the military genius to grasp this terrible engine?
Load it on Sunday; fire all week. This gun makes a man.

Alexandra Teague  

Alexandra Teague is the author of Mortal Geography (Persea, 2010), winner of the 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the 2010 California Book Award, and of The Wise and Foolish Builders (Persea, 2015). A previous NEA and Stegner Fellow, she is assistant professor of poetry at the University of Idaho and an editor for Broadsided Press.

Copyright © 2013 The Curators of the University of Missouri
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Alexandra Teague. "Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, and: Repeater, and: Sand Creek Testimony, and: Sarah Winchester Reads Great Expectations, and: My Mother Reads to Her Daughters: Great Expectations." The Missouri Review 36.4 (2013): 51-57. Project MUSE. Web. 22 Jul. 2014. <http://muse.jhu.edu/>.
Teague, A.(2013). Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, and: Repeater, and: Sand Creek Testimony, and: Sarah Winchester Reads Great Expectations, and: My Mother Reads to Her Daughters: Great Expectations. The Missouri Review 36(4), 51-57. University of Missouri. Retrieved July 22, 2014, from Project MUSE database.
Alexandra Teague. "Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, and: Repeater, and: Sand Creek Testimony, and: Sarah Winchester Reads Great Expectations, and: My Mother Reads to Her Daughters: Great Expectations." The Missouri Review 36, no. 4 (2013): 51-57. http://muse.jhu.edu/ (accessed July 22, 2014).
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