Kia Ora and thanks for clicking. Title: Soldier Author: Tahi Genre: Poem Characters: Jag Yes - me writing about Jag!!! But fear not, civilisation blunders on and no, it is NOT the apocalypse, although I am a bit suspicious about those horsemen pounding down from the hills. I just happen to have had that Wallace Stevens line in my head for some time and it occurred to me a while ago that Jag was the best vehicle for it. Poetry works that way sometimes - it's very insistent. And very intertextual. So anyway - as I said in the header - it's a love poem of sorts. I've tried to capture Jag as I understand him, which may not be the same as many of you, but I guess that's the way with most characters. My choice of third person instead of first, and the at times jerky line breaks are intentional - and hopefully you'll see why I did it that way. Like Jag, I prefer not to have to explain myself.