Thursday, November 28, 2013

New Poem: "Durian"

"Durian" is the next installment in my poetic memoir tentatively entitled A Wave of Poetry, which recounts my odyssey to Indonesia in 2005 when I was a USAF flight surgeon.  Durian trees could be found growing in the outskirts of the makeshift airfield out of which we were operating.  Our Indonesian counterparts fooled us into eating some durian fruit, "to prove our manliness."  They all had a good laugh at our expense, as the taste of the durian fruit is absolutely putrid.  At the least the incident makes for a humorous poem.

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