Marines, poetry by Matt Borczon

January 7, 2016 by RJ

 

Had to
sit guard
duty
on any
body they
shot but
did not
kill
had to
stay at
their bed
until
the detainees
were well
enough to
leave the
hospital
or died
from their
wounds
most of
them would
ask us
corpsmen
if we
knew where
they could
find an
extra bullet
to finish
the job.

 

 

MATT BORCZON is a writer and nurse from Erie, Pa. He was stationed in the busiest combat hospital in Afghanistan from 2010-2011. He writes about his experiences there and the problems he has had coming home. His work has appeared in Red Efts, Busted Dharma, Dead Snakes, Dissident, voice and his Chapbook “A Clock of human bones” will be published by the Yellow Chair review in Early 2016

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