at night
the sand
the stars
and the
war all
like a
wound vac
sucking the
blood out
of my
hard enough
to keep
me alive
for one
more day.

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.