Caskets at Tan Son Nhut
Caskets at Tan Son Nhut
Christina Sharik

Casket's At Tan Son Nhut
Tan Son Nhut, Air Base, RVN
A2C Samuel H. Martin

Rows of silver caskets
glinting in the sun -
in the background of a photo
of a soldier with a gun.
An extra-added bonus
in the picture that he sent
It spiralled me to sadness
which wasn't what he meant.
He's smiling in the photo
and though it's black and white
I'm blinded by the caskets
Gleaming in the light.

Christina 1997.
The author of this poem has graciously given permission for this web site to publish her poem. Many thanks are given to Christina and hopes she continues writing such wonderful poems.