No One And Nothing

The mother of the war veteran’s
home once called a matron,
now a CEO, oversaw the
filling of the large store room’s
cubby holes with articles of
men’s clothing, with satisfaction.

Touring the home with future
residents and families, she
showed them her store room
requesting whatever they
were able to supply.

For some who fought in
world War II, Korea, Vietnam,
bore a heavy load of war’s
ravages, wounds, and stresses,
could not bear the additional
load of human contact.

In time they would reach the
shores of the veterans’ home,
washed up, washed out,
with no one and nothing.


Previously posted November 2017.

No One And Nothing

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