Damaged goods

in


Vietnam vet-medic
putting the fallen in body bags
coming home, finally.
drinking beer all nite
sleeping all day.

Street smart jersey girl
hippie, flower child
smoking joints, demonstrating,
droppin out 

The lost generation
two disparate souls
looking for love, finding each other
lost,broken, mismatched pair.

post traumatic stress hero
meets depression in full bloom.
marry, have a son
live parallel lives.

twenty years gone
hard to imagine,
how to dismantle a marraige
and go on.

4 comments:

Lee said...

Damaged goods and a fair bit of pain, I sense.

Darlene Young said...

I got every word.

Sky said...

<3
i have been so immersed in my own chaos i have failed to inquire how you are.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Painful but true. Takes courage to put that out there.