Corn

Corn

He said it

Not out of laziness

 

Sweetcorn is just corn,

back to its constituent elements

 

The plant

The stubb

 

The wiry cases

Corn with no sweetness

 

There was more said in that word

than in the endless stories of war in Burma

 

His word was him.

He was large lakes, paddy fields, pagodas

He was a whole country,

 

epitomized in one word;

corn