After looking through all the poems I wrote this summer and in the past year to see if I could find a theme, I found several that dealt with a flip side of patriotism, most based on true stories. The five poems I included take a look at honesty, service, invisibility, power, and irony through cleaning, team training, military awards, a bug, and clichés. The prints are of bald eagles, a target, and combat boots and talons. Taken together, they are a powerful and playful set of words and images.
As a paper sculpture: 6” x 10”h x 1.5”w