Stacie McCall Whitaker - Stone Coast, Maine

Tet Offensive

Life magazine lies

        open on the new teak

                      coffee table.

                      My mother

      has cut out “the worst” war pictures.

I am eight years old.

I wonder what worst could be.

About the Author

Robbie Gamble holds an MFA from Lesley University. He has work out and forthcoming in The American Journal of PoetryDISTRICT LIT, Slipstream, and Poet Lore. When not thinking about images and line breaks, he works as a nurse practitioner caring for homeless people in Boston.