from a beach in Vietnam a young soldier plucked a shell—
the remains of a white shell—
that he carried back to the jungle
of night’s death, surreality of rotting flesh—
a camaraderie of confusion.
"Tsunami Conflict--Suzanne S. Rancourt,"
Journal of Military Experience: Vol. 2
, Article 72.
Available at: http://encompass.eku.edu/jme/vol2/iss2/72