Monday, July 26, 2010

'We need to talk'

We need to talk
By Ivan Jenson
do you have a moment, we need to talk?

ok shoot.

for some time now you have not noticed the branches on the trees and how they wait for green, or the dogs that run in the rain, not to mention the alternating expressions of nuns in the cafe’s, or the dark black hair of Asian students, or blonde fire hydrants, or the sensual tease of hope...

so what

well, I just thought you should know that gray afternoons in April, or leaning stop signs, or girls fiddling with their almost auburn hair, or strangers with umbrellas, might not always be there for you...

and your point is?

the point is that there is a reason why white wine is waiting, why windows have stayed slightly ajar, why unknown civilians might suddenly become your lovers...

ok then, tell me why?

it is because this mathematical equation, this multi faceted mystery might just care about you, and is therefore willing to put up with your apathy, disdain, and all around bad attitude.

Is there anything else you want to say, I have to be somewhere?

just that the mist and the mystery will be there for you when you are ready.

well, I am not ready yet.

we understand.
Ivan Jenson is a fast rising fresh poetic voice on the international publishing scene. He has enjoyed unprecedented success publishing his poetry in the US and the UK. His poems have appeared in 'Word Riot,' 'Mad Swirl,' 'O and S Poets,' 'Artist Magazine,' 'Blazevox,' and many others. He is a novelist, artist and poet living Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ivan Jenson

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