Career and Other Poems

By James Croal Jackson Career After I axed past the tree-lined path, I turned the wrench that opened safes of gold with my own hand. And then I hired someone with wrists of a little more tension. I should have never slept in the bed of wealth. I should have known, in the night when … Continue reading Career and Other Poems

Self-Concert and Other Poems

By James Croal Jackson Self-Concert The guitar hides from the sun– a shadow of someone familiar singing. To bare my snake skin wrapped around this temporary home. Green of smile. Holes of jeans. Sweat of beetles. Let me keep a tambourine nearby. I want to make sound in the spotlight. Self-Confidence (2/26/2019) I want to … Continue reading Self-Concert and Other Poems