Photo by Mary Bach

There is a certain beauty
in decay
in shadows
in fragile and impermanent things

Summer fades into autumn
and autumn races toward death

I watch, spellbound


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Thank You

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ironic emblem
for Memorial Day
for a nation’s conscience

sand, boredom,
taste of blood, beer
smell of tobacco
burning flesh
sound of laughter
screams, explosions, curses

Remember: honor, bravery, sacrifice
Young soldiers 
with ghosts behind their eyes

so much to remember
so much to forget

A day late, but with heartfelt thanks for a sacrifice I can’t even imagine.