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By William Adler

The black
Flutter whirls
Above the sharp clack-clack…
And slender moon-shadows
collapse across my path
Beautiful machines—
passing in the perfect night’s
clear sky.

William Adler currently serves on active duty in Fort Irwin, California. He has served in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and most recently, Afghanistan. When time allows he captures some of his experiences, and those of others, in short prose, or poetry. Originally from Marshfield, Massachusetts he chose a career of soldiering after college graduation but someday hopes to return to the Northeast to teach.

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