For Great Uncle Alphonse The Replacement Soldier, January 1945

Taylor Moran
1 min readMay 20, 2020
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Frozen toes,
the useless overcoat.

Gold cross held to chest,
boxcars to Metz.

Thirteen days of newspapers
stuffed into boots,
thirteen nights back
on Webster Street stoop
from the foxhole theater.

Taylor Moran

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