Nancy L. Meek

BEACH PARTY IN NAM

Your R & R beside the sea!
It’s hard believing pics of thee
we see of you at Cam Ranh Bay,
the war in Nam mere miles away.

We watch you sunning, surfing, sailing
on Baker Beach; the fun entailing
flying frisbees, grilling wings,
and tapping toes to guitar strings.

Volleyball’s one lively sport
we watch you play at your resort,
your respite from the bloody fray
not far enough from where you play.

Enjoy your season in the sun,
your pork ‘n’ beans, your fleeting fun,
for death will come to some of thee
and when it does, we’ll cry a sea.