November 5, 2015 by Jane McCafferty

by Leslie Anne Mcilroy


Today I saw a man  
much younger than me,
without legs, wearing his black
         Operation Enduring
         Freedom cap,

wheeling himself
around the Giant Eagle, with piles
of frozen meat on what would have been
his lap.


Photo of jane McCafferty

Photo of jane McCafferty

Jane McCafferty writes fiction, poems and essays. She has recent poems in Chatauqua Review and Pittsburgh Poetry Quarterly and stories in Crazy Horse and Great Jones Street. Her recent essay "Unleashed" won the 2016 Talking Writing award judged by Mark Vonnegut. Other awards include an NEA, The Drue Heinz award for fiction, two Pushcarts, and a Book Sense award.