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  101.     

Atom and Eve

We are the holograms of our
Spiritual selves

Matter but a figment of a
Greater imagination

What is real seeming
Improbable

The substance of who we are
Impossible to hold.


(Previously published in Wired Art from Wired Hearts, July 2002)
 
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  102.     

Auschwitz

The bulldozers plowed the remains
Into a ditch
Dreams crunching into memories
Tumbling over possibilities
Beliefs popping out of sockets
Hopes breaking 'neath the crush of
Soiled humanity
The stench enough to water the eyes of God
Who said nothing
Waiting for someone to be a prayer.


(Previously published in Poets 4 Peace, Nov 2000; Poetry Superhighway, Yom Hashoah Issue #10, Apr 2008)
 
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  103.     

Back Turned (senryu)

Back turned without thought
careless crossings of tired eyes
malice unspoken
 
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  104.     

Bad Hombre

Jimmy was being pulled
By a hormone
Through his turbulent adolescence.
The hormone’s name was “Bob.”
Bob was a bad hombre.
He picked fights with little pimple-faced kids
And then forced Jimmy to do all the dirty work
Throwing punches and getting kicked in the eye and so forth.
And Bob used to whisper nasty things in Jimmy’s ear
About bras and garters and quivering thighs
Jimmy got so excited
He hung out at the pool hall, drank beer and punched holes
In the cigarette machine.
And the worst thing Bob did was tell Jimmy
That he was a man.
And Jimmy spent the rest of his misguided life
Trying to prove it.


(Previously published in Pigs 'n Poets, Feb-May 2000)
 
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