Faye Sizemore

POW/MIAA HAUNTING OF BONES

Bones…
lying unfound
buried alone

Bones…
valiant to their last
shameful in our past

Bones…
lost on foreign soil
no longer they toil

Bones…
brothers’ bones…
longing for home

Bones…
crying out with voices
that sadness bemoans

Bones…
crying out
‘Bring us home…’

Bones…
hear them
lying there alone

Bones…
American voices…
‘Gather the bones’