Wasn't asked to go with the troops
the way some artists were.
Had just lost my husband
on an Island in the Pacific I'd never heard of.
But when Mabel's band
played at the dance halls near the shipyards,
I went with them.
I drew the men and women
who worked in the factories
and gave them their portraits
to send to their families and sweethearts.

[ remind me of those times]