April 2013

Robert E. Lee Walked Here
(Robert E. Lee House Museum at Fort Ringgold, Rio Grande City, Texas)

Crunch of snow on Christmas Day
In a place it should not be,
Cold air breathes of woolen suits,
Marching boots, ghostly steeds,
Sacred deeds, wet leather,
Frozen maps on thick pine walls;
Beneath warped porch steps
Silence always hungry waits.

—Karen Gerhardt Fort

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