Karen and me, three years ago. Photo Credit: Karen, herself; used with permission.

We Have Changed But We Have Not Changed

A poem for Karen

Tre L. Loadholt
2 min readJul 21, 2021


After high school, you
knew where your heart was —
far away from me and everyone
else who loved you
but for a greater cause . . .

The Air Force claimed you
for twenty years and with
each one that passed, I
further admired my friend



Tre L. Loadholt

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