Sergeant Mackey

by Dwight Jenkins

Poem


Somewhere a Woman Is Building an Ark

by Louise Eisenbrandt

Poem


This Road I Am On

by David Marchant

Poem


A Knock on the Door

by Diane Wasden

Prose


The Turret Guard

by Jack Tompkins

Sketch


A 1984 Exception

by Katherine Iwatiw

Prose


Just for Today

By Michele Johnson, Army

Writing Type: Poem

By Michele Roxanne Johnson

VA Medical Center—Albany, NY

Just for today I am free.

I am the whispering wind and the twinkling star.

Just for today I am the rising moon

and the setting sun.

Just for today I am a butterfly freeing myself

from the restraints of the cocoon.

Just for today I am the baby bird breaking free

from the egg.

Just for today I am the rushing river flowing

ever so freely.

Just for today I am the ocean, vast and always moving.

Just for today I am free to be me in any way

my heart, mind and soul want to be.

Just for today I am free to just be!

The Gates of Nothingness

by Ben Hawkins

Poem


Metamorphosis of the Mind

by Shon Pernice

Prose


What a Beauty

by Jack Tompkins

Sketch


The Nurses and Staff of My VA Hospital

by Jeffrey Saarela

Poem


A 1984 Exception

by Katherine Iwatiw

Prose


Medication Blues

by Lynn Norton

Poem