Randy E. Richmond

TACITURN LUNCH ROOM TALK
(circa 1970)

IWVPA Double Tap Award for War Poetry: October 9, 2004
Awarded: October 9, 2004
hey… just start?
yeah, last week
me too
cranes?
nah, forklift

smoke?
thanks

pretty short haircut
uh huh… you too
yep

were you… over there?
why?
don’t know, just curious
you?
yeah
me too… delta
marines… Phu Bai

stop for a brew later?
sure
k… take care man
you too bro… later…

Submitted for the October 2004 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “Taciturnity