- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The War Reporter Paul Watson Describes His Character
Feeling like a dead guest on a talk show
Couch with more dead guests and a dead host who
Entertain a studio audience
of the dead, all for the invisible
dead who watch at home. But sometimes at night
he’ll still dream of life. With so many friends
gone — what could be the reason? His penance
is reporting, but redemption will come
from dropping out, giving up, whenever
he finds the courage.
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