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Frozen in Time

by Michael Wooff

Seen from a distance,
Through binoculars,
The three long dead soldiers,
Killed at altitude
On Punta San Mateo
By Italians
In World War One,
Showed up merely as a stain
Upon a glacier.

The scraps of their uniforms,
Necrotic like dead tissue,
Were placed upon slides
So that they could be examined
Through a microscope.

Copyright © 2020 by Michael Wooff

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