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2 micropoems
by David Morgan O’Connor

WOMAN ENTERS WAVE

She promised to remain
concrete yet with abstraction

avoid the atrocities
hold her tongue at first

sign of turbulence, wear
helmets and shades and

blinders, tread lightly
with words while counting

footfalls she vowed to go
off-line and look inside yet

our greatest tool was
hijacked by propaganda…

Our soul’s flower need sun
and water—Shall priority

be given as the sea-virgin-
desert-dweller enters

her first wave will
the red earth come off?

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN BALI

The gut-throat hum over
duck quack morning, bagging
one, letting the rest loose
why do they return?

Barefoot in straw hat
attending to chores
between rice paddies
trails whisper…

Time. Date. Need. Unknown.
Unimportant. This will pass
in a blink. The blink forgotten
in a blink. Time the only commodity.

Embracing purity rewards
will be vast as a simple lunch
smolders on coals spurring
the pond-children splashing.


David Morgan O’Connor is from a small village on Lake Huron. After many nomadic years, he is based in Albuquerque, where a short story collection progresses. He contributors monthly to; The Review Review and New Pages. His writing has appeared in; Barcelona Metropolitan, Collective Exiles, Across the Margin, Headland, Cecile’s Writers, The Great American Lit Mag, Bohemia, Beechwood, Fiction Magazine, After the Pause, The Great American Lit Mag (Pushcart nomination) , The New Quarterly and The Guardian. Tweeting @dmoconnorwrites

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