Jamie Collins

Rookie (1974 / Albany, GA)

Jamie Collins Poems

1. Firstborn 4/26/2005
2. The Doe And Fawn 4/26/2005
3. The Edge Of Truth 4/26/2005
4. The Speed Of Life 4/26/2005
5. Mountain’s Song 4/26/2005
6. This Room 4/21/2005
7. Somewhere In My House Of Cards 4/21/2005
8. A Lover’s Beguile 4/26/2005
9. As A Child 4/26/2005
10. The dead can dance 4/26/2005
11. Flowers In The Dark 4/26/2005
12. I Know What It’s Like 4/26/2005
13. Let Me Worship You 4/26/2005
14. Photographs 5/19/2005
15. I Found God 4/21/2005
16. Alone In Love 4/26/2005
17. Bird’s Song 4/26/2005
18. Ode To No One 4/26/2005
19. Tomorrow 4/26/2005
20. Extension 4/26/2005

Firstborn

i was the firstborn
in my father’s house
all of the sadness
belonged to me
my two sisters
came after
they brought with them
all of the laughter
that kept my sadness
hidden for so long

i was the firstborn
in my father’s house
the kingdom of heaven
can wait
i’m not lost yet.

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