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Snow Hummer. Sky Perez. 2009

 

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There isn’t blood on your hands yet

But I know you could have a memory of it someday

You scrub them as if you know this too

In the quiet, small town, starless night

The way you hold me seems practiced but innocent

I think about you changing out of your t shirt

Into the rough green fatigues I’ve seen my brother wear

I hope to God we come back together unscathed

 

Erika Perez

Wife and Sister of Vets

Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

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