Oskar Hansen

New Tanka - Poem by Oskar Hansen


Ruby, he gave her
Unclean as coagulated blood
Looked like stones
Rocks should come in a nice box
She gave them to an orphanage


Ruled by the toffs
Social welfare, banks preserve
If you are poor
The state don’t want to know
Find a soup kitchen, my friend.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 6, 2010

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