Jacquelyn Turnage

Jacquelyn Turnage
Anywhere, USA
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I try to refrain from idealizing life. I treasure all things impefect (thrive in it, really) and abhor anything that's too predictable. I am curt, brash, and just about everything I say I mean. I'm the first to laugh at myself. I am grossly loyal to those I love, sometimes to a fault. I've never done anything that I regret-a rotten childhood ...
Popular Poems
1.
The Prophet
You were Mr. How-Do-You-Do
And Mr. Holier-Than-Thou
All and none of these personalities conjunct
You worked inevitably, beautifully against me
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2.
Darfur
March on, continue on dark one
With your little poor black feet
Pounding the dusty Earth in the black veil of night.
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3.
The Drowning Man
Words like tattered sails
Fail to harness air
Or the faintest breath of life.
The heart, left empty now
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4.
Delineation
Beyond parted velveteen lips
A dilapidated picket of enamel lies
Partly grayed by the Eiffel
Mostly hushed by the violent sands
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5.
Frozen
Rancid remnants on porcelain
Dust accumulates
Pursuing the ideal-perfection.
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