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No brass, no ammo

The first thing the army teaches you is how to talk.
And then, how to walk.

After that, how to dress.
And then, sleep.

Next is how to shit.
And when to piss.

Then there’s first aid.
How to tie a tourniquet.

Two weeks later
They hand you a rifle.

For two weeks you take it apart
And put it together again.

Week six they give you three rounds
And take you to a range.

Where the drill sergeant watches your
every move.

These are the things soldiers do.

But any civilian can walk into a Walmart