I’ll Sit With You

For the veterans I’ve known.

Photo by Diego González on Unsplash

One of the first things I remember learning about my father was that he wasn’t just anyone, no, he was a veteran.

Despite the fact that we didn’t see each other often when I was a little girl, he made a point to ensure that I was given a box of old toys. The toys were these yellow and green metal airplanes, with chipped paint and bent propellors.