Farewell To Arms

Where do you go

when your war has been won


The enemy vanquished,

the legion’s undone


What do you do

when your purpose is gone


The feelings still burning,

the will to fight strong


Where do you go,

the last battle adjourned


The fields lined in blood,

all caissons returned


As men march in unison,

their rifles unbreeched


A lone bugle calling

—the dead beyond reach


(The New Room: January, 2021)


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