Jan Owen


Jan Owen Poems

1. Swimming Instructor 9/12/2017
2. Honesty 9/12/2017
3. Mirror Image 9/12/2017
4. Shingle 9/12/2017
5. Ice-Oh! 9/12/2017
6. Eating Durian With Chandra 9/12/2017
7. The Offhand Angel 9/12/2017
8. The Torinomachi Pilgrimage 9/12/2017

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Honesty

Alias Lunaria: silver dollar or silver shilling,
it travels well: hold it up to the light and see

frugal savings for a rainy day.
To be honest my first reaction's the honest lie

that hopes the means will justify the end,
metaphor's sideways lean to claim a wider view

for the little everythings to hand,
these loony purses of loose change

for the futures market, translucent not transparent,
since honesty wouldn't presume on absolute truth

and isn't a fool. Lunaria means ‘forgetfulness',
but all ...

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