Face To Face With A Lotus - Poem by RIC BASTASA

defunct Presidential Palace
Ho Chi Minh
lies the Lotus
just beside the majestic old

that time it was blooming
and i waited for the rest who climbed the palace
since i had to confront the

It speaks too about my
my triumphant survival
another ponderous
oh my, i do not miss anyone
i rise above the mud
float on the water
and look to the sky
talk in the silence of

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 9, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, May 9, 2011

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