Title: Still She Marches through Bataan
Source(s): This is My Body
Terry Song (Author)
The poet writes of “Crazy Mary,” a homeless woman who once nursed soldiers who suffered the Bataan Death March during World War II.
I fold clothes at the Salvation Army,
arrange men's shorts, the children's
pants and summer tops. I smooth
curtains stacked in bins behind the
yellow storefront glass. She walks
past. “Crazy Mary,” people
whisper, and I wonder,
what is he...