Posts Tagged ‘vietnam’

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

kim gewin | pleime the schooling

Pleime the Schooling
Even our school named a battle after you left at nineteen.
I was the girl who ran naked burning on the dirt road.
In America your dog ate biscuits.
I ate a quarter of a grain one of the fourth wind.
Agent Orange killed my Jackfruit tree.
Kids in black pajamas killed your buddy at the Tet offensive.
They [...]

Monday, July 9th, 2012

pris campbell | erosion

The Rape of Proserpina | Sculpture by Bernini
Vietnam wasn’t just over there,
I tell you, hand you that photograph.
Ship barely home to Pearl Harbor,
it’s the night of our wedding party.
Our lives have already begun to unravel
behind us but we don’t see it.
The mouth of Vietnam yawns wide in the shadows.
The Petty Officer’s wife is to die
by [...]

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

benjamin smith | Cộng hoà Xã hội Chủ nghĩa Việt Nam

Dead in trenches
The trenches in Hue,
Where men once died,
Now grow daisies and
Lizards trip out
In the dragon fruit vines.
While the soldiers
Hear this same poesy bullshit
Day in and day out
While they wait patiently
For female German tourists
In yellow dresses.
Blonde hair cascading
Over their soft,
Deeply tanned

Haiku, Kinda
A featherless chicken
pecks in the dirt as
Yuen pulls a bamboo pipe
beside me.
The heat
and the [...]