Matthew Spira
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Matthew Spira

Moral Injury

Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash

Your father murdered people
my wife— now, my ex-wife
whispered to our children.
Well, no. Not exactly. Not.
It was combat, different rules
Society offers absolution.

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Matthew Spira

Matthew Spira

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Just a middle-aged dude doing middle-aged things. Poetry repository: matthewspira.org. 1st collection, The End of the Rainbow, on sale: http://amzn.to/32Kkt3d