Zachary Lunn

Zachary Lunn served two tours in Iraq as a medic with the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. His writing appears in Carve, Pedestal Magazine, CONSEQUENCE, and elsewhere, and he earned an MFA from North Carolina State University.
November 20, 2018

A poem from the North Carolina Music Issue.

When it snows, the entire post 
shuts down like there is no war 
going on. Perhaps the higher-ups 
decide to let those left behind, 
for the moment, savor the chance 
to shape snowmen with their children 
or lie beside another warm body. 
Probably it is lack of preparedness.