• michaelugulini

In War Memorial Park

Originally published in Ascent Aspirations Magazine - Friday's Poems - 2017

The ash trees

are dying in

War Memorial Park

The city crew

systematically dismantles one

limb by limb

and it’s gone

The stoic cenotaph soldier

looks out

as the truck lumbers

the pieces away

The soldier

now more visible

to passersby

Names engraved

on the granite structure

he stands atop

WWI; WWII; Korea

limb by limb

men gone

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