2 short poems by Gerald Jatzek “Her Lore” & “Remembrance” and 2 poems inspired by Leonard Cohen “Before I Turn Into Gold Anthology”

brown painted structures

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Her Lore

                          for Ingrid
 Litigious we are
in matters
like language,
thought, and other pieces of reality.

But when it comes down
to the sea,
she knows nobody ever ruled the waves.


I came upon that yard.
Water trickled down
from heavy icicles.
The fleas were long gone,

the cat and the man
had left no traces
but a meow and a poem  
that lingered for a while.


You may stand tall against
the Gods of Ur. You may tower
over the kings of Elam and Sodom.

You may trick the pharaoh, lead
your people to fertile soil, bring
peace to the tents, the herds, the waters.

You may be held in high esteem
by the foremost priest. You may talk
to angels and father nations and religions.

And still fall short of protecting your child


I am a man of roads.

I could stay in your house
forever. Still

I'd be a man of roads.

Still I'd stay.

A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interivew with Gerald Jatzek 

Poetry from Anthologies by Gerald Jatzek 

Poetry: Holiday Mass by Gerald Jatzek

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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