For Smiley

For Smiley
Deep yellow
penetrates wet green,
memory of Roanoke:

Pen taps hit
eardrums, force you back
to Gwangju:
smiling ladies grind vocab.

Noh J. W.,
known as smiley, rocks
to the beat
of Jimmy Eat World. Jisan

All down time
vanishes in class.
Can I stay
forever please, thus curing

Copyright, Doug Stuber, 2009. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given, and with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


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