If you – like me – are tired of seeing
The wounded and dead in Bosnia –
Just be extremely thankful
We don’t also get exposed to things
Like tortures, rapes and ethnic cleansing
On television –
And especially in life –
That are also done in Bosnia
08.24.95 – 09.25.95
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.