April 30, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Ben White




The De-Deplomacized Zone



In the absence

Of America’s top diplomat –


With no Secretary of State

To negotiate any deals –


Korean leaders,

North and South,

Have met at the DMZ

To celebrate peace

Being worked out


In a common language

With mutual interests


Focusing on a future

For the peninsula


Haunted by the ghosts

Of soldiers

Who have to wonder

If their deployment

Was any more

Than a business venture.






Ben White

Author of the books, Buddha Bastinado Blues and The Kill Gene, Ben White thought he was a poet, only to find out he is not a poet at all. He is a witness. What he writes is testimony.

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