Out of the metal carry case, the Remains.
Inside the formal wooden box, satin shroud.
Inside the shroud, what can be gathered
From the ground.
Above, a pillow, also satin, white, its fit precise each time.
On top of that, Dress Blues/Class As, laid out, exact,
With medals and sword.
Over the uniform, the lid.
Devon Miller-Duggan has published poems in Rattle, Shenandoah, Margie, Christianity and Literature, Gargoyle. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Delaware. Her books include Pinning the Bird to the Wall in 2008 and a chapbook, Neither Prayer, Nor Bird in 2013.