08/07/2012 05:49 pm ET Updated Oct 01, 2012

War and Country

I am standing in my kitchen,

And I am as still as an appliance,

And I am thinking about it again,

About countries that go to war.

Copyright Amalie Flynn 1994-Present

To read Amalie Flynn's poem COUNTRY go to her WIFE AND WAR blog.

Amalie Flynn is an American writer. She publishes her poems on her blog, Wife and War, based on her experience as a military wife whose husband was deployed to war. To read more of Amalie Flynn's story, go to her Wife and War blog and her September Eleventh blog. Follow her on Twitter and find her on Facebook .
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