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Calling home by Matthew Borczon | micropoetry | #thesideshow

March 27, 2017
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March 28, 2017

 

I pushed

the Sargent

and his

whole bed

outside the

hospital so

he could

use the

duty phone

to call

his wife

and he

was angry

when she

would not

stop crying

he said

he felt

fine and

was upset

that she

could not

control herself

enough to

listen as

he explained

how much

of his

leg was

gone.


Matthew Borczon is a nurse and navy sailor who served in the busiest combat hospital in Afghanistan in 2010-11. He writes about war and the trouble he has had since coming home. His work has been published widely in the small press and his chap book A Clock of Human Bones won the yellow chair reviews 2015 chap book contest.