A Poetry Showcase for Jackie Chou

Moon, Full Moon, Sea, Sky, Night Sky, Lunar, Moonlight


Moonlit sky
brings no kisses
to the lips, cheeks
no embraces
We stand apart
like neighbor stars
a gap between us
Our silhouettes licked thin
like popsicles
in the semi-darkness
slowly vanishing under
the curtain of night.

The Sky Tonight

The sky tonight is full of scars
Gaping like my heart-flesh
Punctures of its myriad stars
Still bloody red and fresh

Oh night, don't slip away
I have much more to say

Before you turn to day. 

I will make right
The sky tonight


You're seventy-percent
dihydrogen monoxide

Dark and stinking
of the alleyways
like day-old rain puddles

I'm sinking
my boat paper-thin
& without oars

The seagull in me
still dreaming of wings
to save itself. 

I prefer my poem fat

like me in the pandemic
breasts, waist
hips, thighs
filled out
with greasy phrases
and poesy

But oh 
there's no meat
on that bone
just diaphanous skin
more deprived
of nutrients
than an anorexic
a weightless spectre


It's true I write incessantly
about boyfriends
Boyfriends who became celibate
Boyfriends who became quadriplegic
Boyfriends floating in memory-sea
It makes me wonder if you, hunk
will one day become just another shred
another puzzle piece of the big picture
the word "forever" falling off
from where it dangles on the heart

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Several poems from the Fevers of the Mind Anthologies by Jackie Chou

Several poems from the Fevers of the Mind Anthologies by Jackie Chou

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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