Poetry from Jessica Weyer Bentley

Evanescent Reverence

So much unspoken wreckage,
mixed in with your pleasantries.
How are you?
Weighted with cast iron,
anchored in casualty.
The smiles slide to the corners,
a twisted clown.
I tamper down the anger,
rein in the agitation.
You should come over soon,
is marred by wounded history,
inflicted memory.
Did I tremble,
or lose poise?
Did the others recognize,
the crevasse that looms?
There is no trestle to hold the tonnage. 
We continue to plunge into our great divide.  

Blue and Yellow Knights

Where have all the heroes gone,
evidently to Ukraine,
staving off a frenetic brute
the most cogent would not contain.
Where have all the children gone,
laying limp on the cobble,
in the rubble,
a mass grave with dark soil on fresh hands,
unable to comprehend the value of their blood for land,
wailing for their fathers, 
freezing in idle jeeps,
           I beg,
                    has our humanity gone,
that my grandfather fought to sustain.
We watch in horror,
the sports commentary,
of a media who should be ashamed,
another sentiment of prayers,
with no real strategy or intervention.
No mention of salvation.
How much flesh
can we stack under the same square acre.
The crimson dust does not belong to this maniacal creature,
But belonging,
To Mother Nature. 

Bio: Jessica Weyer Bentley is an Author/Poet. Her first collection of poetry, Crimson Sunshine, was published in May 2020 by AlyBlue Media. She has contributed work to several publications for the Award-Winning Book Series, Grief Diaries, including Poetry and Prose, and Hit by a Drunk Driver. Jessica’s work has been anthologized in Women Speak Vol. 6 (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions), Summer Gallery of Shoes (Highland Park Poetry), Common Threads 2020 Edition (Ohio Poetry Association), Appalachian Witness Volume 24 (Pine Mountain Sand and Gravel) and Made and Dream (Of Rust and Glass) 2021 and online showcases including Global Poemic and Fevers of the Mind Poetry Showcase 2022. Jessica currently resides in Northwest Ohio.

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