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 jehanne 
 dubrow
 fuzzy dog
writer, teacher, editor 
AGAINST WAR MOVIES

I see my husband shooting in Platoon,
and there he is again in M*A*S*H, (how weird
to hear him talk like Hawkeye Pierce), and soon  
I spot him everywhere, his body smeared
with mud, his face bloodied. He's now the star
of every ship blockade and battle scene-- 
The Fighting 69thA Bridge Too Far
Three KingsDas Boot, and Stalag 17
In Stalingrad he's killed, and then
​he's killed in Midway and a Few Good Men.
He's burned or gassed or shot between the eyes
or shoots himself when he comes home again.
Each movie is a training exercise,
a scenario for how my husband dies.

From Djelloul Marbrook
Read a review of Stateside.
On NPR's "Fresh Air"
Listen to me read
"Against War Movies"
& 2 other poems.
On Maryland Morning
Listen to an interview.
The study guide for
Stateside.
In Blackbird
In Brevity
Read two of my military wife essays.
Download
Read my military wife essay, "Vitamin M."
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