POEM TO A DEAD MAN, Jason Arment

Poem to a Dead Man
by Jason Arment

Owen had talked about marriage
his beautiful bride to be
& her wonderful family
he had a future to fight for

Although I can’t say I’m sure
we left him there to die with
his family, it seems a lot 
to believe we’d be willing to offer

help he would accept
or would have accepted
the tense of his hypothetical
survival enough to taint

the whole Schrodinger’s
cat phenomenon that every
Iraqi we left to die
with their family experiences
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Barking Sycamores is a literary journal entirely edited and operated by queer neurodivergent people of color. We publish poetry, artwork, short fiction (beginning with Issue 3), creative nonfiction (beginning with Issue 8), and hybrid genre work (beginning with Issue 9) by emerging and established neurodivergent writers as well as essays on neurodiversity and literature and book reviews (beginning with Issue 10).

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