Beauty Fraught

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The Wa…

I was a soldier, but never sure
  of those things I was
  charged to do

I was asked to fight
  pick up helmet and gun
  men dying around me I knew

Those places I’ve been
  and the things I’ve done
  all eclipse the known profane

Now with beauty fraught
  you must lock the gate
  —inside this prison I remain

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2015)