Sunday, April 15, 2018

Life Moves Fast


LIFE MOVES FAST



I haven’t seen you for years–


not since long drives


of oaks to school in


snowy Februaries


both of us unsure where


we were going after graduation


and now you have a kid


I may never meet though I want


to see you on sunshine coast red


hair blowing where it may go


--James Croal Jackson

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Shut The Freezer Door




SHUT THE FREEZER DOOR



I am frozen in a block of ice

stuck in the absolute zero

of time how it’s rushing

water slowed down into

frozen eternity I mean it’s

my birthday today yesterday

& tomorrow being young

within universe expansion

transient in desire to shift

across continents & eras

what I want is to be known

past murky ice the good parts

melted out into a messy bowl


--James Croal Jackson