Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Navy man's death
NAVY MAN'S DEATH
(For Gene de Guzman, husband of Nelia de Guzman in the tribute below, who passed away earlier as a Navy veteran).
I was there too under a shade
the gun salute shattered my pretense.
The bugle wail pierced the summer heat
for a moment drowning my grief.
Why is it that we only miss
those who are in their eternal rest?
In my book, Rustle of bamboo leaves, but originally published in World Haiku Review, Vol. 1, Issue 2, August 2001.