Jacquelyn Turnage

Rookie (Anywhere, USA)

Biography of Jacquelyn Turnage

Jacquelyn Turnage poet

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 followed by a series of crippling events leading up to and continuing into adulthood has given me a thrist for life. I live to see more, to taste more, to do more...

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Beyond parted velveteen lips
A dilapidated picket of enamel lies
Partly grayed by the Eiffel
Mostly hushed by the violent sands
Etching the surface and tanning the skin
Leaving its macabre mark
On this man.

Dressed to kill, Gut Angekleidet

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