Choices

"One more thing before the bus gets here"

"One more thing before the bus gets here"

I have never stood guard against a group of people aiming to do me, my family, or my country harm. I’ve never stood on the 38th Parallel of the Korean Peninsula, or on a watchtower in the Kandahar base in Afghanistan, or on a Coast Guard ship deck outside of Miami. I don’t know what it’s like to spend hours and hours, days upon days watching for something that may or may not come, but if it comes is potentially a grave threat.