Army Mom’s Safe Haven

Christina: Old Men
Civil War Veterans, 4th of July or Decoration Day, Ortonville, Minnesota.
On review in center of town, 1880

OLD MEN

They gather for reunions,
mustaches now turned white.
they gather for reunions
no more to march and fight -

One in gray and one in blue
One has a missing limb.
Embracing in the morning dew -
one wonders: Was it him?

©Copyright September 27, 2002 by Christina