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Fill

I am standing in the kitchen When I hear him, My hands and arms, Wrist deep, In a sink full of water, And my son is crying, My son, Who is five years old Now, But cannot speak, Not more … Continue reading

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Golf

When they ask me if, If my husband can go Back to war, I say yes, Because he is in the military And he can always go back, Back to war, And I use words like lottery And involuntary recall and How we do not … Continue reading

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Memorial

I go to New Jersey, To a memorial for my aunt, Where her two sons stood In front of a room of people And tried to say the words good and bye, And where I watched my own mother, Stand … Continue reading

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Drones

We are back here again back in bed This space where a blue comforter makes waves Where there are currents I will never understand. A loud hum penetrates our house our walls the air. What is that I ask the … Continue reading

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Wound

They call it ballistic trauma this hole in him. There are words like migration and lodging When a bullet moves through the body stops And stays like when he comes home like that. On the television news they are trying … Continue reading

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Hole

My husband came home today with a hole in his head. It is always a convoy going somewhere mission nowhere A bomb going off a head exploding like this or this or this We go to the VA hospital.  From … Continue reading

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