A metal plate in his head,
he had survived deployment to the battle zone.
His purple heart meant that he had suffered head injury
defending his country: a war hero of WWI,
his mind crowded with dreams of recriminating guilt,
visions, nightmares, clanging medals for bravery,
memories of dead bodies and body parts,
he returned home from a war that he did not fully understand.
No one really knew the bulk of what went through his mind.
Once a brave warrior who had faced and overcome…Read more