He put on his glasses and started to read with a warm

        voice in front of the people.

Soon after he forgot about the people and continued

         to read.

He noticed his free voice jumping over the letters

like a flag bearer striding over the dead in

        the battlefield.

In the last verse, he took off his glasses, modestly,

         professionally, a sign that

he had finished. That moment people applauded

         and hurrahed.

Yet, he wasn’t listening nor was he seeing anything.

He held his glasses in his hand and waved.

The flag bearer had secretly left through the service door.