Kitten Update – Names

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Thank you for the suggestions.  My (local) writing group met at my house and were playing with the kittens (we are a very serious and hardworking group) I was explaining that was teetering between Mooney and Leif for the second kitten’s name. Then one of the group said, Well, if you have Harvey then the other hast to be Wallbanger.”  And that’s all there was to it.

So, I’m please to introduce Harvey and Wally!

(Harvey is on the ground, with the white feet.  Wally is sitting, looking on.)

 

Thank You

Image from wikipedia.com

Image from wikipedia.com 

Poppies
ironic emblem
for Memorial Day
opium
for a nation’s conscience

Forget:
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.