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Thursday, March 10, 2011


by David Plumb

She quit the service after ten years to care for her three year old
then joined the reserves, sent to Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
She feels compelled to serve and listening to her clear beliefs   
makes me wish I could share her feelings amidst this awful lie.
How innocence, romance and willful deceit sit
in the same chair, how our undying love
for country falls to unforgivable betrayal and awe.

David Plumb’s latest fiction book is A Slight Change in the Weather. He has worked as a paramedic, a cab driver, a, cook and tour guide. A long time San Francisco writer, he now lives in South Florida . Will Rogers said, “Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.” Plumb says, “It depends on the parrot.”