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“A Short History of the Vietnam War Years”

by Dick Allen

Nothing was said until the house grew dark
And a fishnet of stars was cast upon its windows.
In the tall bedroom mirror, the door to Watergate
Opened again. A helicopter tiny as a moth
Flew across the lovers’ flanks, its slow pinwheel blades
Making the sound of grief and churning rivers.

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