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John Samuel Tieman: The Traveler

another gray road
a homeless veteran stands
at attention —

You consider your obligations. You drive on. There is a running man, a shabby man. It would be easy to presume he needs the exercise. Except he runs away from you. Perhaps he is desperate. You presume he is pursued by someone in a suit. Only to realize that you are someone in a suit. You consider your obligations. Perhaps you are with the police. Perhaps you are simply his accomplice to murder.

another gray road
there’s a cross beside the road
haunted by the dead

copyright 2015 John Samuel Tieman

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