San Diego: At the Intersection of Militarism and Patriarchal Gender
POETRY FORMAT, 12 Sep 2022
In the pool
slim and new-breasted, treads water,
watching the high-diving boys.
On the springboard
skinny and shivering, wavers at the edge.
a Strike Eagle,
sleek and silver, plunges down,
trailing a snarl through the blue.
The boy salutes the dive bomber,
dances up his courage, and cannonballs.
The water explodes,
its flames engulfing a village.
The girl strokes towards the boy.
William T. Hathaway is a Special Forces combat veteran and an emeritus Fulbright professor of American Studies in Germany. His book Radical Peace: People Refusing War presents the experiences of war resisters, deserters, and peace activists who are working to change U.S. ‘warrior’ culture. His novel Lila, the Revolutionary is a fable for adults about an eight-year-old girl who sparks a world revolution for social justice. Hathaway’s novel of the climate change, Wellsprings: A Fable of Consciousness, tells of an old woman and a young man healing nature through techniques of higher consciousness. Chapters are posted HERE. His peace novel, Summer Snow, is the story of an American soldier falling in love with a Sufi Muslim and learning from her that higher consciousness is more effective than violence. Chapters are posted HERE.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 12 Sep 2022.
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