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John Samuel Tieman: Family Plot

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History of Poetry

this afternoon’s brief
history of poetry —
I take out the trash
a hungry robin I know
sings for her dinner raisin

Family Plot

sis and I search for
ancestors we know – we find
sis’ prepaid headstone
(1936 – )
we debate where I will go

Saigon Tanka

forty years later
after the Fall of Saigon
a jay calls a jay
a veteran weeds his yard
of all the small bones of time

copyright 2015 John Samuel Tieman

One comment on “John Samuel Tieman: Family Plot

  1. Luz Vega-Hidalgo
    May 20, 2015

    (y) Thank you…

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