Faye Sizemore

SUNSET SOLDIER

Faye Sizemore: Sunset SoldierThe old vet
who nightly sat
and watched
the sunset’s sight
on a bench
looking to the west
was not there
tonight…

They say
he’ll not come
anymore
He will be carried
tomorrow to rest
in a flag draped casket
a veteran
of three wars

I sat tonight
on his bench
gazed into the end
of the day
and I thought
that I did
faintly see
an old soldier
… marching
away…
into eternity