Jarvis Black

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Jarvis Black was born in the southeast corner of Texas, against the backdropp of the Gulf of Mexico and a sky dotted by the vast petroleum refineries. Always having a love for verse, he began writing at a young age to escape his emotional state, only to define his bitter, often maudlin, no-holds-barred style by the time he'd reached his early twent ...

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Red Tin Can

you should have seen me:
back-peddaling and scurrying,
hurt by words and
dismissed by less.


doesn't matter
how they build the man
it's still fragile framing
and childlike hurt.


The ocean waves rolled her,
pitched her brilliant smile
so close to mine
that my heart

Climb A High Tree And Reach For A Low Star

crawling through old books
and photo-albums,
looking for a story that might
sell him hope,

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