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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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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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Circuit

The power goes off again In this condo I am living in Since my husband left, Left for war. And my neighbor comes over, With a flashlight in his hand, Saying something about how A line went down and Just … Continue reading

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Turns

I am driving in my car, Down streets that cut Across the throats of one another, And I am listening to the news radio, Talk about the transition in Afghanistan, Or what will happen, When we leave, and I think … Continue reading

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Sclera

We are at the eye doctor And she is showing us a diagram Of the human eye, the pupil and Iris and how the white of the eye Is called the sclera, a fibrous tissue That stretches from the cornea … 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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