World War I vet
Prances through the dark halls of the VA hospital
A forty-five-year resident
Stopped speaking after Belleau Wood.
World War II vet
Hands shake beneath the dining-room table
Brilliant mechanical engineer with a penchant for self-destruction
Booze and pills
Crashed his plane at Kwajalein.
Vietnam War vet
When the helicopter flies over
Crawls under the table, crying
Anti-depressants and therapy
Led a covert mission into Cambodia.
Victim of the “dating wars”
Won’t leave her apartment
without female escorts
Anti-depressants and alchohol
Raped by a fellow acting student.
Veteran of the “Trump wars”
Lost his service job and lives at home
“The deep state is coming for us”
Participated in the January 6th insurrection.