Treasure Island

john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

At the Grave


all souls day
at the cemetery
eyes are asterisks
to love stories

teary eyes
are those who
have just lost a love one

mica eyes are
those who have learned to
submit to divine law
wishing prayers would
mend ways

time heals

the next time around
the teary eyed would be back
with mica eyes sniffing pain behind
new teary eyes

those at the fresh boundary
between this world and next

a boundary they could only
but mark with teary eyes

Submitted: Sunday, April 23, 2006
Edited: Monday, April 24, 2006

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  • Raynette Eitel (4/23/2006 11:32:00 AM)

    This is original, John. Your description of asterisk eyes is a fresh idea. Change 'learnt' to 'learned.' I like this one.

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