Veteran’s Day

for Maxwell

— Christine Richardson

Shave their heads.

Fill them with a sense

of their indispensability.

Suit them in their

uniform suitability.

Bond them to belonging.

Arm them with armaments

to fight the good fight

serve the noble cause

right the wrongs

defend liberty and justice,

for all will return

(if only as a name on a list

or a wall)

the fallen and the falling.

What they soldiered

furled inside them

as taut as a folded triangle

red, white and blue.

One thought on “Veteran’s Day

  1. Bitter love. Real love. Inside down deep there forever tangled sweet bitter calamitous love. M.

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