Everything is frozen.
A woman, hunched over, cradles a torso.
In my mind, she is Dr. Mary Walker, America’s first woman
surgeon. At the time, neither men nor women trusted a female doctor.
She is sad, but it is a resigned sadness. General Lee’s ghost
In the snow, the canteen’s strap forms a sideways eight, the
symbol for infinity, reinforcing the notion that the horror of the
Civil War is in all wars, endlessly repeating.
Walker | General
Lee | Bodies
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