I don’t go now. I heard too many say the same thing,
so many I started mimicking them, turning them away,
inviting me to leave. There were precedents. The Nam
vet, say. He talked about war and the others were all
moved on, to Afghanistan, Iraq, Afghanistan again . . .
Invited to leave, he walked politely off. And I followed.
(24 August 2013)
copyright 2013 by Floyce Alexander