This poet once smelled the stink of war with a Stoner rifle in hand, and now breathes life into his poetry with a pen filled with blood and bile. An old Marine from another time is thankful to know that those who pull the triggers are still the ones who find war most hateful. Powerful stuff.
The harshness of war comes through with great force but also the doubts of a true poet observing life in its two opposing shades of war and peace. Excellent poetry; good one, Bill.