“The Sandman” – “(untitled)” – “Dimension” – “House”

The Sandman To bring her sleep, the sandmanmust seal her eyelids withpoppy seed gathered in the west,smear her body with dust,as if preparing a corpsefor a long voyage.She who remembers everythingtravels through the nightwithout burial gifts to easethe discomfort of oblivion.Mourning is not an arrival,but rather a displacement,a recollection of days to come,devoid of both … Continue reading “The Sandman” – “(untitled)” – “Dimension” – “House”

Doors

The first time I opened a door and it really stunned me I was nine years old. I had just woken up from a nightmare where I had died three times, in three different ways – knotted ropes, deep waters, falling from skyscrapers. When I staggered to my parents’ room to find some comfort, I … Continue reading Doors

“Crosses” – “Infinite Mercy, Etc.” – “Fix” – “No one lives forever they promise at” – “Pepperoni”

Crosses When I die I won't, that's what they swear toat church and Sunday School and I'm ten yearsold or they say ten years young so whatdo I know that they don't but even soif I don't know much I don't know some ofit a lot, I mean I do know a bitbut know it … Continue reading “Crosses” – “Infinite Mercy, Etc.” – “Fix” – “No one lives forever they promise at” – “Pepperoni”

“AN AGGRESSIVE VOID” – “Because” – “coyote” – “this strange metamorphosis” – “welcome”

AN AGGRESSIVE VOID Because coyote this strange metamorphosis welcome -- J.I. Kleinberg’s poems have been published in print and online journals worldwide. An artist, poet, freelance writer, and three-time Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, she lives in Bellingham, Washington, USA, and on Instagram @jikleinberg.

“Late harvests” – “Wages of sin” – “Right in the middle” – “Passageways”

Late harvests It was this time of year when leavesare ripe with air and sun,when from the sting of sadness heavesthe breast that smolders stun; and soon the dullness wrapped the earth;and soon the dampness oozedon brows from pallid sights the dearthof hope in hearts infused. The fruits were quietly amassedof years of grinding teeth,and … Continue reading “Late harvests” – “Wages of sin” – “Right in the middle” – “Passageways”