“Labour rights at heart of the vice problem” (James Tipton)

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………………..year finally over
………………..the old waitress
………………..walks home alone

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Headlines:

“Labour rights at heart of the vice problem” (Gulf Daily News)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more James Tipton on Haiku News.

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^ 6 Comments...

  1. Laurence Stacey

    This is a stunning poem James! For me, this piece has a resonance that really shines through the image of the waitress walking home alone. There is a sense of loneliness yet resilience in her simple action. The walking also underscores the idea of things passing or coming to a close. Just lovely!

  2. Laryalee

    James, the story is moving, and your haiku is so very poignant.
    Again, I learned a lot…I must admit that I had to Google Bahrain, and was not aware of this small country. I see they’re planning a skyscaper tower like the one in Dubai…another case of so much money for so few, and so little money for so many.
    Lary

  3. Chen-ou Liu

    I second Laurence. The poem successfully conveys a sense of loneliness yet resilience in her simple action through images.

    James, a delight to read your poem.

    Chen-ou

  4. Dick Whyte

    I also love this poem. I am a sucker for anything with a Marxist bent (in terms of dealing with working class existenz). Great work James.

  5. Michael Henry Lee

    thank you James. fantasy and reallity passing each other, strangers entering
    and exiting a bus

  6. zofia

    very evocative poem, James. In a few words it tells a life. I agree with previous comments. I also love this poem. Beautifully observed.

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