Brilliant hot and humid
bleaching the thoughts from
my mind not knowing what’s
going to happen next

Strength and weakness all
simmering with a washed out
life waiting for lunch or
the end of the war

I’m here because the
sun shines, and the heat fires my
patriotism. Light feeds my life.
Serve and protect.

Love my country, follow
orders to aid our troops
Should we be here?
A presence warm and hollow