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A Poem by RobertRonnow

Author: RobertRonnow
Created: October 27, 2015 at 09:35 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Free Verse | Writing | General/Other
Upload Stats: 5 Stars by 1 users with 1 comments and 190 views

Peter has gotten a new job  

Peter has gotten a new job
as a bookstore clerk from one to ten
down by the river
in a sunny little house.
I've come to visit and I'm thumbing through
a book of poems
by Robinson Jeffers' brother.
Incoherent but
more interesting than this.

Out of the river rises a bum of a blob
dripping with water and begging a yen.
While he shivers
I call him a louse
and say This isn't Nippon, you!
So off he roams
probably back to his mother.
He was a nut
because he wasn't a fish.

© RobertRonnow - all rights reserved

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October 27, 2015
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Do you know the work of Tada Chimako? She was a Japanese absurdist/abstract poet of the 20s through the end of WWll. I think she would have loved this! That last line!

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