Moral Injury

Matthew Spira
Jan 3 · 1 min read
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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.

The whispering damned of it
through these years and seasons
is the resonance of her charge
though intellectually, rationally
the distinction tenuously holds
the break-line of my conscience.

— Matthew S. Spira © 2019

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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: amzn.to/2x5uj

Matthew Spira

Ever-growing collection of poetry. Now with audio (in-progress)!

Matthew Spira

Written by

Just a middle-aged dude doing middle-aged things. Poetry repository: matthewspira.org. 1st collection, The End of the Rainbow, on sale: amzn.to/2x5uj

Matthew Spira

Ever-growing collection of poetry. Now with audio (in-progress)!

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