Jeffrey Park – 3 POEMS

FRESH FROM THE OVEN
Light,

fluffy,slightly crispy at

the edges

golden brown

warm

enticing aroma

wafting

through the windows.

Such a temptation.

It hadn’t been

easy

getting him

into the

microwave

but more than

worth the

effort.

* * * * *


ON THE CLOTHESLINE

Hanging upside down from the clothesline

the shirt looks homely and a little

ludicrous.

One could imagine all the blood rushing to

the collar and the shirt crying out (just

in fun) Ok, I’ll talk, I’ll talk, let

me down now, or simply

flapping in the breeze

welcoming,

hi there

hello.

Or the spirit of the shirt flowing, dripping

down from the gaping collar onto

the ground, the soul just pouring

itself out, leaving behind

an empty and lifeless

freshly laundered

poly-cotton

shell.

* * * * *

WATERMELON

Ruby red watermelon

pulped between Grandpa’s

gums –

the seeds he spits out cling

to individual blades of grass

just like

the fearful little parasites

they are.

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Bio: Jeffrey Park’s poetry has appeared most recently in Mad Swirl, Crack the Spine, Dark Edifice, and the new science fiction anthology Just One More Step from Horrified Press. A native of Baltimore, Jeffrey currently lives in Munich, Germany, where he works at a private secondary school. Links to all of his published work can be found at www.scribbles-and-dribbles.com.

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