Found in The Things They Carried

A poem from words found in “How to Tell a True War Story”

Point;
colors quadruple, canopy

Duck and ever hear
hush-hush

Talking;
pure vapor

Shadows crossed over
sideways

A new wrinkle, aliveness

Wake and ask
why must

Source:
O’Brien, T. (1998). How to Tell a True War Story. In The Things They Carried (pp. 67-85). New York, NY: Broadway Books.


by Kailey Ann

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