PoetryIssue 20 | May 2014

Two Poems by Bernard Henrie

A Long Word Meaning Monsoon

I look
for a long word
meaning trance
or monsoon.

I was learning
French
and noticed
myself
in the mirror.

You came in,
eyeglasses
absorbed in
rainwater.

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About the author

Henrie says he finds extra travel money by repairing, but not replacing his thirty-five-miles-to-the-gallon Honda Civic. His first trip was to North Africa, just after Algeria gained independence from France; and that experience made him aware of a political world larger than American Democrats and Republicans.
Ever since, he has combined politics and the literary. You can read his work at Asian Cha or Blackbox Manifold.

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