“Outside Quang Tri City, 1968” by Bruce Weigl

Bruce Weigl


I’m watching out the window the cat stalk 
the robin pulling up worms don’t say a 
word so I must be complicit when 
you fire into the dark trees when you 
fire round after round into the dark trees
without knowing who hides there until we stop

from Rattle #80, Summer 2023


Bruce Weigl: “If I could choose one poem of mine that illustrates the way the war never truly leaves you, it would be this one. I wrote it to show that to the reader, that’s all.”

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