One Night From College

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   One night from college when I’d stopped eating and kept sleeping Too deeply sucked into a downward vortex Paralysis so strong I could no longer lay blame on my parents I called my mom to make it […]

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Eye Beam

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   I am what I see There is no more debate, we’ve got it That vision’s images Go to the eye, which receives them With exhales, with a loosening of muscles With a long awaited embrace Plato said […]

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A Scene Amidst the Mist

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   Why is a police car with flashing lights parked on Ogden this morning? Where are the 3 squirrels who scamper in Riverview Park every other morning, running from fence to bench? The fog swathing the trees heightens […]

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Silver

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy. “I like the silver in your hair,” she said. And then she showed me just how much. Night slips itself into the next morning. A leprechaun makes a lousy alibi. We tell ourselves fictions ‘cause the nons are […]

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Elegy: To the Tree on Dickinson Hill

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   I saw that the tree got wacked. A column of stump as high as a man and chunks of trunk like extruded boulders, strewn around the lawn. But it was mostly gone. Was I sleepwalking not to […]

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I do not own my body…

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   I do not own my body. Merely a short term rental of the dying star strewn Lego atoms that have already been the tip of a fern, the colon of a triceratops, the beak of a puffin, […]

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Notes from the Occupation

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   In the late afternoon as the summer sun shines upon us we stand in this dusty motor pool among the Hum-vees and Sus-vees that slumber like lions in this valley near the Rhine. They call this place […]

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BLACKOUT! A NIGHT OF MEMOIRS — Call for submissions

JCW is seeking nonfiction with an intoxicating twist. True tales of terrible tequila, regrettable rum and wicked wine are welcome. We are looking for memoirs, essays or any nonfiction piece saturated in saki or drowning in drambuie. Think of your first sip of dad’s PBR, your worst hangover ever, or your journey with the Twelve […]

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The Giving Girl

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   He asks me to So I tear the skin away from my face. He puts the meat in his mouth and chews and swallows. He doesn’t taste its sugar and spice. He doesn’t notice how it bounces […]

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Our Crafts

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   Each of us has his own art – The scientist’s: a physical fruition Of a formularization, The salesman’s: a conversation Spiced with nonchalant persuasion, The painter’s: a negotiation Between brush and imagination. And yet, We have our […]

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