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