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One Last Time: Taps for SSU

by John Knoepfle
June 29, 1995

now that we are here one last time and we have done
what we were called on to do under a sun
glittering off the lake
and these our old fields
their summer riot beneath our prairie sky
I want to say with you that we all know well
what our mandate was the good the bad and the rest
and no one can take that from us whatever is nigh