Sunday, April 15, 2018

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


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