“Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting,” Kevin C. Powers, 2009I tell her I love her like not killing or ten minutes of sleep beneath the low rooftop wall on which my rifle rests. I tell her in a letter that will stink, when she opens it, of bolt oil and burned powder and the things it says. I tell her how Pvt. Bartle says, offhand, that war is just us making little pieces of metal pass through each other. *** Kevin C. Powers is a poet, writer and Iraq War veteran. Poem and biographical information courtesy of The Poetry Foundation
“Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting” by Kevin C. Powers
May 28, 2012
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