By on Sep 12, 2011 in Poetry

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This word has
the splendid eyes
of Sojourner Truth.

Its heart is a tiger lily.
Its tears smell like orange blossoms.

It was conceived
in a Shinto temple.
Its parents are
Bilbo Baggins and
Mary Poppins.

This word is
a concerto in E flat.

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David Kowalczyk lives and writes in the small cannery town of Oakfield, New York. His poetry and fiction have been published in seven anthologies and over a hundred magazines and journals, including Taj Mahal Review, The Delinquent, The Maynard, and California Quarterly. He has taught English in South Korea and Mexico as well as at Arizona State University.