One sip
of genmai
life becomes
a beautiful sigh
nothing now exists
but a
steaming bowl
of soba
spicy tuna rolls
and a kind
of kindred peace
that makes tolerable
the troubles of the day.

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Eric Vance Walton
Eric Vance Walton is a St. Paul poet, writer and cartoonist whose work "As Good As It Gets?" formerly appeared in The Edge Newspaper. Visit www.ericvancewalton.com. Copyright © 2006 Eric Vance Walton. All rights reserved.


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