Charles J. Ingerson

CAREFULLY AT RISK

Posted sign show blank
holes manmade bombs
doesn’t matter of rank
all are fodder for tombs.

Forward down the road
hell’s liner filled with all
heaven’s moment of gold
which does my name call?

Carefully at risk I serve
quick to move on command
nothing known in reserve
war’s totality does demand.

Yesterday’s seemingly lost
tomorrow’s another’s dream
today’s to extract a cost
heard in a piercing scream.