Today in memorable opening paragraphs

I tell her I love her like not killing

or ten minutes of sleep

beneath the low rooftop wall

on which my rifle rests.

Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting, Kevin Powers

I’m not enamored of war stories. But this poem is remarkable in its simplicity and horror.

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I am a Perth writer who reads plenty and thinks too much. Here are my adventures in literature, one page at a time. View all posts by leatherboundpounds

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