The Last Goodbye

The SS officer was standing in his parlor when he got home from school. He said: “Go out to the backyard and get on the truck.” He went out to the truck; his brother and their friends were already loaded on it. They drove them to the railroad station; it was crowded with everyone from the neighborhood. He saw his mother and father in line with other adults waiting to get in the boxcars. He went to get a drink of water; when he came back, his mother and father were gone. He was never to see them again.


David G. Boston is a member of the Connecticut Poetry Society, the Saugatuck Poetry Club, and the Poet’s Salon. His poems have been published in: The Bridgeport Post, Bean Fest Magazine, The Poetry Guild, Connecticut River Review, Long River Run, and The International Library of Poetry. The Yale Medical Group’s Caduceus Magazine: Volumes 9 and 10. His awards include 1st place in the poetry competition at Housatonic Community College. The Editor’s Choice Award at Poetry.Com. Third Place runner-up in the Nationwide Poetry Competition, Modern Poetry Society. Third Place winner, Connecticut Poetry Society, Al Savard Memorial Contest. Connecticut Poetry Society’s Nutmeg Award Contest, Honorable Mention. Facebook: DavidGbostonsr. Twitter: @DavebostonLinkedInIMDbInstagram.