Anthony W. Pahl

YESTERDAY’S SOLDIER

Memories
turbulent and urgent
tumble
over smoothed river rocks…

See the mist hover
mysteriously
over the water,

and the water,
like time,
flowing endlessly
to the sea of eternity?

Ah… such memories!

The clear and purling streams
of yesterday…
of yesteryear…
of friends and brothers…

The memories of a soldier…
a warrior of times past

… and passed!