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The Dagger

by Boghos L. Artinian


At age seven, my father
had been the fastest runner
in Talas, his hometown.
So he once ventured to snatch
a dagger from the waist
of a dozing Turk, and run,
and run, and run, to safety
before the Turk woke up!


© 2011 Boghos L. Artinian

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