Christina A. Sharik

WAITING

Ah, hurry, hurry
where are they
Hold on, hold on
they’re coming
Sweet Jesus let
this torment end…
But Death, sometimes,
when it comes,
can often seem a friend.

Awaiting Dust-Off
United States Marines injured during operation ‘Starlight’, near Chu Lai. Batang Peninsula, 1965, awaiting Dust-Off