After the Soldier Comes Home

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Closely it will follow. It’ll hiss in his ears. “You’re a murderer.”

“I did it for my country.” He’ll reason, but the leaf-green eyes of that dead Afghan kid will be everywhere, staring.

“I’m sorry!” He’ll cry in his sleep.

The voice won’t stop.

3 thoughts on “After the Soldier Comes Home

  1. Katie E.

    A sober rendering of the line. I liked how “the leaf-green eyes” is both a striking image, and also harkens back to “Green eyes flourish” from the original poem.

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