NOLI AND FILI

if I love my fellow man
with my tongue,
I still love him

when I shoot the monger,
I will love him

even with inside-out bowels,
I can love him

composer
sculptor
martyr

even in the end
I will with my tongue
sing better
about his death


Kurt Krigbaum
KURT KRIGBAUM is a special ed para-educator at a junior high in the greater Seattle area. His degrees are BS Geology and BA History. He learned to write his best poetry under Heather McHugh at the University of Washington. Robert Creeley and Jose Rizal are his literary heroes and his wife is his best friend.
The St. Lawrence Book Award
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