FOB has been published in Oddball Magazine.


FOB is just a fancy name

for a burned out building or an old abandoned shcoolhouse

To some it seems forward like those in the rear or back home

But to our newly minted veteran in the making perspective

it doesn’t feel that way at all

It seems perfectly right here, neutral

like sweet, sound, safety, wrapped in america’s blanket

A ruck-sack flob at the end of a search

A hot meal of sorts

Mail for some

The only break from a war with no front.

when we leave our resting place

woken by mortars and spurred by young attack lust

We put our team in gear

and shift into pure forward