Good Day World!
"Life happens, coffee helps."-Anonymous
My morning coffee is as strong as my memories from Vietnam, and Cambodia.
Especially this week. In May of 1970, I was part of a force of American troops who went into Cambodia chasing our enemy the North Vietnamese.
In my first 10 days there I heard (on Armed Forces radio) that national guard troops killed students at Kent State University (May 4th); and I survived an ambush that took my best friend's life on May 8th.
It's been 49 years and I still continue to try to process these events. This year, I have an essay and three poems that reflect my tortured feelings on both subjects.
Essay - Coming Home
Poem - Flashbacks
Poem - Night Firefights
Poem - Last Warning
Time for me to walk on down the road...