Though we have never met
I write to explain unfortunate interconnectedness
Please listen
I'm the contorted soldier that you hated
Since the day that you received that parcel in the post bearing a brief letter
Postmarked New Year's nineteen-fifteen

That read, "Your husband is dead"
Please listen
Don't destroy these words until you've read every one
It's not like I'm unique
I'm just one grain in a sea of wheat that's ever-expanding exponentially
We were raised on cap guns and war
Since the moment that we could walk, we were turning twigs into firearms
Who can remember a waking moment
Devoid of the faint yet distinct murmur of heroes
Of glory for God and Country?
And in school when the subtext of history class
Is the differences between "us" and "them"
How could anyone expect that the war would ever end?

Without second thoughts, we were soldiers before signing up
Without second thoughts, we were soldiers before signing up


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