The old soldier asks very little from the world.
He fought and died
And asks only to be free
To choose his private drive,
To determine its length and breadth,
And to enforce his own speed.
And then he laughs at his own absurdity.
"The Old Soldier,"
Manuscripts: Vol. 15
, Article 14.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol15/iss1/14