Sergeant Mackey

by Dwight Jenkins

Poem


Empty

by Michelle Pond

Photograph


Stones River

by StevenMiller Miller

Prose


Crab Story

by William Perry

Prose


Possessions

by James Janssen

Prose


An Affinity With Acronyms (OTUS and OTY)

by CJ Reeves

Poem


Hurry Up and Wait

By Carl Palmer, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By Carl "Papa" Palmer

--University Place, WA



Sir, permission to speak, Major, sir. Go ahead, Private.

Sir, what time is the 10 o'clock inspection, Major, sir?

You mean the ten hundred hours inspection, Private?

 

Sir, yes, sir. I mean ten hundred hours inspection, sir.

The inspection will be at ten hundred hours, Private.

Sir, yes, sir. However we've been standing here since

 

ten hundred hours for thirty minutes now, Major, sir.

It will be ten hundred hours when I say it is, Private,

as he checks his watch, waits for the colonel to arrive.

 

Will I ever get the military out of my mind; must each

situation become another army wrinkle in time? While

I wait thirty minutes past my 10 o'clock appointment,

 

ponder if I should be the private, ask the receptionist

how much longer until my 10 o'clock job interview or

take the role of major and wait for the colonel to arrive.

Dwell in Hope

by Ben Hawkins

Poem


That Look

by David Marchant

Poem


Waves of Life

by Michele Johnson

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Just for Today

by Michele Johnson

Poem


Empty

by Michelle Pond

Photograph


The Promise

by Nila Bartley

Poem