BY JAN HAAG

POETRY + ESSAYS + MUSIC + TRAVEL + FICTION + TEXTILE ART

INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO





ON THE BUS



9-29-98



He had a pop out belly button
And a band(age) around his head
His great bulldog face hung down

O Lord, don't let me live this long
So some young squirt like me (at 64)
Can feel compassion

A plate upon his breast
A screw welding the plate
To an aluminum rod

Jeans he wore, and heavy
High topped oiled boots,
A plaid shirt, gapping wide

When he got up I could see
it was a brace behind his head
that held up the plate

And forced his bowing
head.





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INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO



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