Bryan Thao Worra

Rookie - 203 Points (01/01/1973 / Vientiane, Laos)

Bryan Thao Worra Poems

41. Surprises In America 7/13/2012
42. Golden Triangle, Holy Mountain 7/13/2012
43. Padaek 7/13/2012
44. Ba 7/29/2013
45. New Myths Of A Northern Land 7/13/2012
46. Our Dinner With Cluster Bombs 7/13/2012
47. Aliens 7/29/2013
48. E Pluribus Unum 7/13/2012
49. No Regrets 7/13/2012
50. A Crime In Xieng Khouang 7/29/2013
Best Poem of Bryan Thao Worra

A Crime In Xieng Khouang

Someone stole my boots from
A Phonsavan porch
Around dinner time
In the dark.

I suspect it was my tour guide-
The one who trained to be a diplomat,
Whose future drained away
With the American departure.

When I first bought them,
The box proclaimed they were
“Hard To Kill”
And by extension, I assume,
So was I, though there were no
written words to that effect.
Forty dollars is a good price
But it‟s nearly a year‟s pay
In these parts.

I should have known
New American boots
In an Asian size
Don‟t come by often ...

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April Reflection

April begins as a joke in a house of children:
A surprise, a word, a laugh if we‟re lucky.
There are still bills and taxes and poems ahead, at least in America.

With a sabaidee we say hello to a new year,
La kawn to yesterday and the many mornings before.
The flowers begin to bloom, the rain and wind are welcome.

There are so many places to go these days,

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