for a soldier
“Those that I fight I do not hate,
Those that I guard I do not love.”
William Butler Yeats
I risk exile just to stand in
swim to the bottom to
find where the bottom is.
you have your
wings pressed primed like Icarus just another
downed passenger jet behind
an angry sun you are
a pawn in that other great pawn shop
my grandfather’s watch hangs along
with his vision of
outliving this century wider
still widening gyre forgotten
just another sentry at
the gate. you swim to the bottom to
find where the bottom is you risk
exile just to stand
in my skin.
Causes Jayne Stahl Supports
Free Speech, human rights, and abolition of the death penalty.