John Quinn

About the Author
Old, retired and entirely upset that rich old men send poor young men to war.

Author's Web Site: www.illinoispoets.org/index.htm

Poems
Dry places (9/28/06)
Soldiers, like Marty Connel die in dry places
they raise a shadow of dust when they fall
breath is liquid in audible "glubs,"
as life ebbs in soft red spurts,
unseen, unheard in the fog of dust.