A basketball hoop hangs from a garage, San Diego, California.
The seat of a lawn chair set up near the beach, San Diego, California.
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California
“Freedom isn’t free,” they said,
“You have to pay a price.”
Then they sent us off to war,
Fighting nits and lice,
Fighting other people too,
Who bleed like you and me.
“Did I have to die,” I ask,
“Just so you’d be free?”
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Independence”
Waiting for the Spreckels Organ concert to begin, December 2012 in Balboa Park, San Diego, California
Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, California