Seven Poems by John J. Dunphy

city street

the morning after

a violent protest

sanitation worker picks up

a crushed walker

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counting the new instructor

now two women

in welding class

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women’s self-defense class

only the instructor

without facial bruises

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yoga class instructor

on her arm

Marine tattoo

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his first “ma’am” since childhood —

officer replies to a question from

his new commanding officer

— All give published in the May 2021 issue of failed haiku

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John J. Dunphy owns The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, IL USA. Google him to learn more about this enigmatic person who is such a gifted writer and poet.

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John J. Dunphy

John J. Dunphy

John J. Dunphy owns The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, IL USA. Google him to learn more about this enigmatic person who is such a gifted writer and poet.

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