The sign in front of John's Lube lists soldiers' names,
those who are soon returning home.
And every day I drive past I wonder
if I will ever see the name of my son
posted in celebration.
Today I checked the sign and here is what I saw:
my son, listed first, with the others all returning soon.
Nothing fancy, this sign.
But to the families of soldiers, a blessed sight.
In the garden at my home, the poppies seem to know
it's time to bloom.