Despite the Odds

Despite The Odds

She sat in the bus station,
Atlantic City, USA,
waiting
for the bus from North Carolina,
bringing her Jimmy
home.
He was a quiet man
from small town America,
a weekend warrior.
A National Guard quartermaster
sent to liberate
the people of Iraq.
Fourteen months later
he was coming home,
a casualty.
How has he changed?
Was he damaged goods?
Was he still her lover?