Monday, 10 November 2014

At Our Workplace

We're in lockdown because of Highest 
Importance email updates
and Directives from National Headquarters;
because 1300 kilometers away (800 miles)
a reservist is shot while guarding
the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 
and dies there. See his big 24-year-old smile:
photos of him with his dog. He has
          a young son.

A woman at the scene does what she can:
I kept saying close to his ear —
          'You are loved.' 

New words, now:  Learn what they mean. 


E.E. Nobbs

E.E. Nobbs won the 2013 Doire Press International Poetry Chapbook Competition. She's the author of The Invisible Girl which can be ordered from  and lives in PEI, Canada.