Nagasaki

Once more, upon these graves Without a corpse Where grass now grows And folding chairs in rows –  We sit respectfully At break of day And try to fan The flames away. Only cicadas scream And clouds of smoke Rise as our foes’ Housewives and children rose; Rising, too, memories Threaten to choke, Such leveled dreams […]

Hải Vân Pass, Vietnam

We held the coastline They held the highlands And they were sharp As sharp as knives They heard the hum of our motors They counted the rotors And waited for us to arrive And we would all go down together We said we’d all go down together Yes, we would all go down together Billy […]