Green cactus; Red rock

Green cactus; Red rock
photo by Linda Hoffman Kimball

Monday, November 23, 2009

Still, Iraq

Still, Iraq
by Linda Hoffman Kimball

Scorching air. Lungs clench.
Mutilated reasoning.
When will they come home?

We’re about to enjoy family time and the luxury of bounty. Soldiers are still in Iraq and Afghanistan
, and what exactly did they go there to do? Now, after having disrupted so much, can we extricate our troops? I’m not a very political person, but holidays contrast so starkly with the protracted difficulties and loss so many bear.

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