The Front of the House

As they
his face
there was
no face
just a
blood soaked
that stuck
to the
hole above
his neck
and looked
like a
dirty drain.
Someone asked
if we
were sure
he was alive
and I
wanted to
ask myself
the same
about all
of us.

Matthew Borczon recently retired from the United States Navy reserve after 20 years of service. He has published 17 books of poetry; the most recent PTSD a Living Will is available through Rust Belt Press. He is married with 4 children Read other articles by Matthew.