Donald Bruce Dawe

(15 February 1930 - / Melbourne / Australia)

Poems of Donald Bruce Dawe

1. Enter Without So Much as Knocking 5/28/2012
2. Homecoming 5/28/2012
3. Homo Suburbiensis 5/28/2012
4. Weapons Training 5/28/2012

Homecoming

All day, day after day, they’re bringing them home,
they’re picking them up, those they can find, and bringing them home,
they’re bringing them in, piled on the hulls of Grants, in trucks, in convoys,
they’re zipping them up in green plastic bags,
they’re tagging them now in Saigon, in the mortuary coolness
they’re giving them names, they’re rolling them out of
the deep-freeze lockers — on the tarmac at Tan Son Nhut
the noble jets are whining like hounds,
they are bringing them home

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