*Series of haiku
A tribute to the soldier buried at Camp Floyd Cemetery, Fairfield, Ut

vertical white stone
a shield deeply indented
curving words imply

loneliness glimmers
forgot in winter’s frost, cold
like steel, alone, lost

light cracks across grass,
day breaks like brittle bones, heat
burns in mourning sun

warmth caresses rock
moisture thaws in welling beads,
tears spill, overflow

dew drops dangle, drip
glide, arching slowly then slip
caught, embraced by U—

You were all you could have been.