Someone Else's War?
by scott from jail

I missed the date to send a care package
not because I do not care
but because the artificiality of the thing seems so contrived
A thousand excuses welling up - I have not heard from her
What should I send? Perhaps the first group was enough -
I struggle with the simplest sort of love, the momentary smile
Not because there is not love, but because it has been difficult -

And so here, away from Afghanistan, the someone else is me,
you are doing MY bidding
I am the fool who ordered this. Fight ON!

I declare.


Copyright © 2013 - scott from jail
Published: 9/12/13   ·  Author's Page   ·  Next Poem