I'm out pruning today, 20 pounds of girl-child
Lounging behind me in a red backpack
And the day pale but warm for February.
Crows call and arc across the blue between treetops.
I'm grateful the birds are so big and speak loudly
So she can follow [...]
NVA regulars snuck in from Laos
And one blue morning suddenly besieged
And started blowing us out of the air.
We lost a dozen birds trying to resupply
And medivac the ground-pounders,
Finally left them to knock it out and rot.
My co [...]