Green Hills Literary Lantern






the rain slid down

our faces, as we walked

amongst the highway



a colorful spread

of stoic soldiers

on honor guard


to honor lives

cut down

too early

past due


no matter

to the rain


the soldier's



while we are lost

in ours


Cathy Porter's poetry has appeared in Plainsongs, Pegasus, Art: Mag, The Deronda Review, and other journals. Her chapbook " A Life In The Day" is available from Finishing Line Press. She lives in Omaha, NE and can be contacted at