To Break Earth’s Sleep


65 years since North invaded South Korea.

First war the U.S. concluded without success.

No celebration. More than 3 million died.

620,000 in our Civil War. In Vietnam,

more than a million. Do the math.

The title is taken from “Futility” by Wilfred Owen, a poem about moving a recently deceased fellow soldier into the sun, hoping its warmth will revive him. But, despite the sun’s life-giving properties, it can do nothing for the young man.


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