The poem is about an uncle of mine who was killed in a freak accident in France at the end of WWll just before going back home to Rhode Island, and was inspired by this photo [link]
05/25/09: I'm terribly honored by Amber's feature of my poem in her journal - [link]
06/09/09: And yet another feature: [link]04/03/10: My mind went instantly reeling into writing this piece once I saw the image that I've posted the link to here in my author's comments. The piece is about an actual relative of mine, and the connection is deeply felt by me, especially because of how he met his fate during WWII. I would like to have your thoughts on how this bond comes across to you in the way I've expressed it. Your comments are greatly appreciated, thank you.