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May 2021
 
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Haiku on John Wilkes Booth

by Jean Jones


Last Words

I look at my hands-
"Useless, useless," I repeat,
Death my only claim.


The words we say to ourselves at the end

"Useless, useless," he
Says to himself, looking at
His hands-John Wilkes Booth


Epiphany

The only thing that
matters is our history;
The rest is useless-


2021 Jean Jones

Jean Jones has an MFA in Creative Writing Poetry from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He teaches English as a Second Language part-time at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, and is regularly published by Horror Zine and Aphelion Webzine.

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