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A wife's slumbers



Went hometown and came
because friend's mother died
Dad could not even walk
with mother
went to father's grave and
came
till the night is deep
a wife laughed
while watching entertainment shows
and mini-series
turns off the lights
closes eyes
starts crying
went to see father
father
didn't talk
didn't laugh
didn't get angry
it only gave her
more longing
blows her nose
weeps and whispers again
"even if only had four thousand dollars
could had a hope to live
why didn't give
eight hundred dollars?
children cannot fully love parents
a wife says
"suffered too much"
when she looked at the picture of family members
hanging on the wall

The time
when the sky dawn light
crosses the window
father's gift
with keep longing
a wife falls asleep.
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Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 31, 6

Yonah Jeong

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