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Bob Lucky, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 

 

 

Cinquain

 

Relief

 

The wind
that strips young leaves
from branches, tosses pine
cones like grenades, has died at last
for now.

 

 

Transformation

 

My friend’s
new wife uptight
in a few places, but
since plastic surgery always
smiling…

 

 

Till Death Do Us Part

 

Singing
from a wedding
down the road…. My wife and
I smile and share the last can of
tuna.

 

 

Geography is Knowing Where You Are

 

Giving
up on trying
to decipher the map

back home we have to chill the wine
again.

 

 

No Time for Mortality

 

Between
stars and lime seeds
stuck in the sink, I don’t
find much time to worry about
dying.

 

 

How Romance Often Works

 

A knight
in rusting suit
of armor stands outside.
I’ve been there before, but crying
inside.

 

 

Selective Wishing

 

Full moon,
a dog asleep
at my feet on the porch.
I hope tomorrow the moon is
still there.

 

 

Short Story

 

Two cops
argue about
a rape case during lunch.
I witness the waitress make out
two checks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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