The Rancho Custodian


The patients were asleep

The nurses were giving reports

An old man dutifully working the floor

The mop, wet, drawing shining lines through the hallway

The fresh, clean air smelled in the night

"The sun is coming out soon," he said.

Life shall return to this Rehab Center,

Clean and shiny...


Linh Duy Vo

August 1994



My American Hometown



A Mission


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