Imminent danger pay

I made
enough money
in imminent
danger pay
to turn
my 2 flats
into
one big
house
we
blew a
staircase right
up from
my kitchen
and
doubled the
size so
my sons
and daughters
could have
their own
rooms and
now
I have
Lots of
Room to
Relive
This war
In.

Matthew Borczon is a writer and nurse from Erie, PA. He was a sailor stationed in the busiest combat hospital in Afghanistan from 2010-11. He writes about what he saw and the problems he has had since coming home. His work has been published in Busted Dharma, Dead Snakes, RASPUTIN, 1947, Dissident Voice and Big Hammer, among others. He recently won the Yellow Chair Review’s chapbook contest and his book A Clock of Human Bones will be published by them in early 2016.

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