By Benjamin Fortier
It was a specter,
Emerging from a heap of smoldering runes
Of solitary, confined origin.
Begotten to be disposed of -
“To thee what is consumed?”
An inevitable fate.
Who is this
To be torn from Providence,
And placed in stockades in Tartarus?
Summoner of abhorrence,
I resent your barren wastes.
I am braced
Native Rhode Islander and proclaimed Renaissance Man, Iraq veteran Benjamin Fortier is a multi-talented writer, musician, and technology geek. He is currently in school (again) studying computer networking and cybersecurity. His day job is in service to his rescue dog, Princess Peppa Pig the American Bully. He is the author of Stones of the Wooded Valley and The Silent Whispers of Omens.
What’s happening at VetRep…
Catch our interview this week with Corban Lundborg on the Savage Wonder Podcast here.
Tickets are going fast for the Parlor this season, reserve your seats for Woody Allen’s Central Park West here before they sell out! For the month of June we will be opening Central Park West with the winner of our inaugural 10-minute play competition, Fifteen Dead Souls, by Leilani Squire.
We are currently offering multiple dates for our online and in-person Playwriting for Veterans classes, and our Acting for Beginners class is now being offered weekly every Saturday from 10am-12pm. Scholarships for qualifying veterans, as well as multi-class passes are available. Registration details can be found here.