05/15/2013

The Hero

He lived. He died.
He knew how to be nothing and all
at the same time.


Nobody

I open the door.
I find there´s nobody
outside or in.





El Héroe

Vivió. Murió.
Supo ser nadie y todos
al mismo tiempo.

Nadie

Abro la puerta.
Descubro que no hay nadie
fuera ni dentro.

BIO:

John Poch teaches at Texas Tech University and is the editor of 32 Poems magazine. His first book, Poems, was published by Orchises Press in 2004. His second collection, Two Men Fighting with a Knife (Story Line Press, 2008), won the 2008 Donald Justice Prize. His third collection, Dolls, was just released by Orchises Press. He is also the editor, with Chad Davidson, of Hockey Haiku: The Essential Collection (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2006). He has recent work in The Iowa Review, Unpleasant Event Schedule, Paris Review, and other journals.
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