they stand in the crisp October air,
their uniforms crisp and clean.
their clothing neat,
waiting for the drill sergeant
to release them.
they stand at attention,
expected to remain
all the same, no deviations allowed,
they march by the crowd,
step by step,
turning and moving as one unit.
their uniforms worn with pride,
their training is evident as they
hurry up and wait!
June 8, 2017