10/09/2019

I am no-man’s man.

I am eye and bone

and bitter spoon, fed

and fleeing. Isn’t this

the thing. Magpie

and sparrow singing

so you can scream.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

I was reading Tomaž Šalamun some months ago, and this poem and many other unseen poems, were my attempt at reproducing the irreverent poignancy of his work. As you can see, I mostly failed.

BIO:

Jalen Eutsey is a poet and freelance sportswriter from Miami, Florida. He earned a BA from the University of Miami and an MFA in Poetry from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. He was a 2018-19 (GBCA) Urban Arts Leadership Fellow. He lives in Baltimore.
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