In Memorial Hall at the United States Naval Academy

The names of the fallen
are engraved on a glass-
encased plaque.
When the afternoon sun
streams in and washes
the floor with its glow,
their ghosts fade
into shadowed corners,
listen to visitor’s footsteps
echo through the hall,
and question whether
they come for the architecture,
or the memories
of the fallen engraved upon
a plaque.

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4 responses to “In Memorial Hall at the United States Naval Academy

  1. I imagine it is very much as you say. Very beautiful piece!

  2. Well done, Mark. Must be lonely for them.

  3. Pingback: In Memorial Hall at the United States Naval Academy | Life, LIBERTY and the Pursuit....

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