navy retirement

navy retirement

by: Garland Davis


a quiet knowledge, an

unspoken admission, a stupid goddamn truth

all our great adventures

lie in the past


that that we were has nothing to do with

who we are

but we will never forget that that we were


perhaps our truths no longer hold pleasure

but our fucking truths none the less


that very moment where I finally stopped

growing up and just started growing old

where you wear the cloak of USN(ret)


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A native of North Carolina, Garland Davis has lived in Hawaii since 1987. He always had a penchant for writing but did not seriously pursue it until recently. He is a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University, where he majored in Business Management. Garland is a thirty-year Navy retiree and service-connected Disabled Veteran.


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