Jake St John – Journeyman



the clouds attack

the sky

like a pack

of wild dogs

ripping and tearing

at the sun

as if it were

the last chunk

of meat

for miles around

tossing bits

and pieces

of sunshine

around the yard

that I’m laying in

on my back

knocked out

by a work week

that connected

to my chin

like a right hook

from the heavyweight






Jake St. John writes out of New London CT. Since 2007 he has served as editor of Elephant as well as the co-editor of Flying Fish. His latest book ‘I Talked To The Moon’ (Wandering Head 2012) is a collection of poems detailing a summer long trip across America.


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