by Joshua Strunk
I want to feel.
I want to feel the familiar crunch of the gravel beneath my boots.
I want to feel the desert heat take my breath away.
I want to feel the sweat pouring out of me, drenching me.
I want to feel the weight of my gear pulling me down.
I want to feel the fear of not knowing what my next step brings.
I want to feel the comfort of my weapon in my hands.
I want to feel… Alive again.
This first appeared in The Havok Journal on June 10, 2020.
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