Archive for October, 2010

Always Vera
fiction by
Matt Potter

October 30, 2010

“How much more of my money are you spending, Phil?” My mother watches through thick glasses, chin wispy in the sunlight, as I put her old-fashioned bank book back in her bedside drawer. “The price of everything’s gone up,” I say. “But I don’t have to buy you chocolate if it’s costing too much.” She [...]

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Another Set of Dog Tags
poem by
Bill Lapham

October 30, 2010

A monument to a fallen soldier stands In an empty field near here: Bronze M-16A4 with fixed bayonet stabbed Upright between worn out boots, Kevlar helmet on balance. Its message is not joyful And not lost on us. Granite pedestal beneath flowing Flag of stars and stripes and union field, Another set of dog tags [...]

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