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.

 

War

 

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.

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5 thoughts on “War (An Abstraction Poem)

  1. Sherrie Miranda says:

    Reblogged this on sherriemiranda1 and commented:
    One of my dreams is to put together an anthology about how war affects not only the soldier, but every man, woman & child in that soldier’s life, not to mention all the people in the land that was under attack.
    Do you know a/b my debut novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador”? A young American woman goes to war-torn El Salvador: http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y

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