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War (An Abstraction Poem)

In honor of Memorial Day (a U.S. holiday honoring military servicemen and women), I wanted to share this poem from my university days.




is the dog(tag) catcher,

the cannon fodder rain,

the sloppy mud trenches

that caused the insatiable itch


in your missing arm.


“War” was part of my collection, “Olive Branch,” which I presented at the 2013 Sigma Tau Delta Convention. It was also featured in Watershed, Baker University’s literary magazine.