sweet smell of basil and tomatoes,
saved for supper. Made sandwiches for him:
one for breakfast,
one for lunch.
Last night we watched TV,
Ken Burns' country music special,
Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash.
music from the 1960's, the Vietnam era.
He told me a few stories,
and I remember when we first met,
that flash of understanding,
night terrors we both knew.
We listened with tears in our eyes,
each in our Lazy-Boy recliners,
far from war.
Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash sing "Girl from the North Country."
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