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Author: Diana Sher
Location: Aurora, CO

Diana Sher has published in over 80 literary and commercial magazines. Her chapbook, After I Cut the Cord, was released by Finishing Line Press in 2003. She currently teaches in the English Department of Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Women in Battle

The soldier in the body bag
wore a tampon
a monthly reminder she could give life
in battle fatigues
a lady dressed to kill
and be killed
neat and clean and pressed
except for the mess
on her chest
where her heart shattered
defending the American Way
of life.
Women always complaining of broken hearts?

Published in Kalliope, Vol. XIII, No.2

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