What do they mean now?
Nothing more than cloth and tin.
I was too long in.
Cost me more than time, it took my sanity.
Think before you join.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
Something I wrote after being diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder as a result of my time in the military. Also, it’s a cautionary poem for those who join on a whim. Think hard about what you’re doing.
Steve Nickodemski was born in the Connecticut town of Meriden and relocated to Florida when he was 11 years old. He enlisted in the US Navy at the age of seventeen and retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 2005. He went to Strayer University to study business. Early mornings in the breakfast nook with his Rottweiler, Marley, are when Steve accomplishes some of his greatest writing. Steve can be found teaching English at his language academy in beautiful southern Spain when he isn't writing. Steve is the author of The Marginalized Passenger and is now working on his second novel.