James Lee Jobe
James Lee Jobe Poems
|5.||The Bike Messenger's Lunch||9/30/2006|
|6.||Trapped By Autumn||9/30/2006|
|7.||How It Is,1969, Rains County, Texas||9/30/2006|
|8.||Autumn -For Kathy Kieth-||9/30/2006|
|9.||The Things That Happened When My Father Abandoned Us In A Bus Station In A Strange City After We Had Traveled Three Days To Be With Him||4/25/2006|
|11.||The End Of Summer||9/30/2006|
|13.||What Happened On Texas Highway 34 In 1969||4/30/2006|
|14.||Driving Through Downtown Sacramento At 3 A.M. Thinking About Our Poems||4/30/2006|
Look, there's Death in Sister's face, in her eyes - that's the poison.
Everyday she eats more poison. For a moment she is alive again,
Young, then Death moves a little closer. Dorothy lives close
To death and lies. I cannot see any truth in her eyes or in her face
Anymore. The poison eats the truth and changes her face.
And though I love my sister, my Dottie, I also feel pulled to bury her.
I wonder now if I, her brother, ever knew her true face at all.
Oh, Sister - why do you love that liar, Death? Why do you love
That one brief moment more than ...