On the many casualties of war. Dedicated to my Dad, William T. Howard III, who returned alive - mostly.
The Korean Memorial Wall bears faces
floating in and out of view
like survivors often do.
My husband, born in 1949,
calls himself a survivor of Korea.
Wes was one the day his daddy came back from war;
the first day of the child’s four-month coma;
the day the Other Wes was born,
the Hawaiian brother in the same skin
who holds all the memories that could kill you.