The Muse

(An International Journal of Poetry)

Volume-1                                          June-2011                                                        Number-1

 

 

The Unknown Snipers
                by Boghos L. Artinian


I will never know

how many times snipers had had me

clearly in their view,

yet for some reason had refrained

from pulling the trigger

to let me cross the green-line

twice a day, in fifteen years

of civil war.

For that kindness many thanks

to the unknown snipers!

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The Cardiologist
                           by Boghos L. Artinian


           
Clad in a Hippocratic gown,
            And effecting a compassionate frown,
              He is half plumber,
              Half electrician,
              Busily thriving
              On clogged vessels
              And bizarre circuits
              That envelope
              A muscular pump!

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