shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Ron Riekki

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When He Goes Out to Spit

for Bonnie Jo Campbell

I live with the Buddhists
in a dorm
and am getting used to
the cursing.
It's strange, hearing
the f-word
from a monk,
but we all have
language and rage
and the huge Buddha
on the wall
sits there
with me
staring at His mouth.