The Way Home?


the path is old and the memory of the old soldier is battered and exhausted

going home after losing the war. to whom? to what?

bloody and hate filled days are now over. finally

but are they? really? life now seems like an endless nightmare

steely insane ghosts inhabit his soul

a young buck deer stands stiff and quivers slightly

watching him


the miracles and wonder of youth are burned up in a war

everything feels so ordinary and common place

the tired blood inside him has turned brown and ugly

the way home now seems foreign and long

things have changed


he wonders

is this still the way home?

is home still home?

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