If one considers the high number
Of people who each die each day –
And if one considers the many ways
Some of these people
Enter their eternal slumber –
One can draw one sure conclusion –
There can’t be that many applicants
In Heaven –
For all the angel positions vacant
04.14.95 – 07.30.95
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion
and published in Perspectives, ISBN 0-9686250-0-2.
Notes to this poem…
To be annotated by the end of 2008 at latest.
The O-series of poems are one stanza poems composed before I got onto writing haiku and tanka, and short poetry while in action or traveling by select means like plane or ferry. These poems are 3-9 lines long with at least one rhyming couplet, and not of the short forms just mentioned. For the sake of elegance, I just called the collection One.