Gold Star Pin

Vivian McInerny
Aug 28, 2023
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On her shoulder, a gold and purple pin,

unimpressive in its size.

A wreath of laurel holds within

a small gold star, unnoticed by most eyes

The decorated generals praise skills of killers and machines designed for death

And in their next breath, declare peace and prosperity for their once mortal enemy.

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Vivian McInerny

Career journalist, essayist, fiction writer, and life-long spirit-quester.