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Saturday, October 10, 2009


by J.R. Solonche

The Nobel
Peace Prize
went to the wrong man.
It should have gone
to the student
who wrote on
the wall
of the men’s room stall:
My American eyes
see all,
so I wait for God
to make me blind.

J.R. Solonche is coauthor (with wife Joan Siegel) of Peach Girl: Poems for a Chinese Daughter (Grayson Books). His poems have appeared in many magazines, journals, and anthologies since the 1970s. He teaches at SUNY Orange in Middletown, New York.