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Horn

The house is growing Dark When I drive up Our driveway and sit In my car, this night Spreading Out around me, and I can see The house and My husband who Is standing near The window, Pulling the curtain … Continue reading

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Explode

My ten year old son Is sitting at the kitchen table, Reading about ISIS. For homework, he says, And I am reading over, Over his shoulder, how The terrorists are Taking over, Taking over, Land, regions, people, How they are … 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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Locate

My husband and I are upstairs, Sitting on a couch in this living Room, with our backs to a window, Talking about getting a GPS system For our son, A microchip Sewn into his clothing, A location based GPS That … Continue reading

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Birthday

When you came home from war, You gave me a stone shaped like a heart, A piece of rock mined in Afghanistan, That you bought in a marketplace in Kabul, Before they sent you home to America, A stone called … Continue reading

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Ventricle

When a soldier deploys to war, He goes to a country with Bombs and bullets, and wears Kevlar body armor, with plates, A ballistic chest plate covering His heart, And when a soldier patrols a town, He carries his M4, … Continue reading

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Skin

The first time I saw Afghanistan, It was lying across my television screen, A country made of war, or How it looks ancient, we both said, to each other, Our bodies, here, still here, stretching across a bed, Because it … Continue reading

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