Dog Soldiers

I found dog soldiers
for three dollars by accident
at accidental records.
outside people
with paddles were paddling
people with paddles
trying to soldier
life by defibrillation
back into their folded bodies.
i could have stole out
no one was paying
attention anyway,
but for three dollars and some
frozen heartbeats
it wasn’t worth the guilt.
afterall I was getting
one show for free that day
one show a channel
couldn’t change.