Under Barbed Wire
We watch them crawling necks on earth.
Barged wire scratching and pricking backs.
Ranger school promo video demonstration of a snake, subtle and in war; while you my army sun, crawl on your stomach, so will I.
Trying hard to avoid pain of barbs. Through a ranger challenge or different sort. Chemo and radiation - an ordeal of strength, a trial of fitness and the irradiation of weakness.
As I think of you this spring sun, please also think of me. Both of us face in the mud.