Lou J. Klaiber

LONG AGO!

I pulled the slide
and ran for the tree line
… and my armpits burned

in fear of death
I burned
… and wept for myself
long ago
… and ghosts of death
surrounded me
and so many
fell!

young boys… and
… enemy falling

… and my guys
… so
falling!

and all the world
falling

… into the endless lesson
of war.