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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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