I take the 2nd
vaccine dose.
That night,
I wonder
how many
on the Vietnam Wall
would have turned
75 this year.
Around the globe,
the world grieves
in granite black.

Kemmer Anderson walks his dog along the Trail of Tears in Chattanooga, Tennessee and has walked the streets of East Jerusalem in 1971, '83, 98, and 2015. Read other articles by Kemmer.