Jill Alexander Essbaum
Jill Alexander Essbaum Poems
- Parting Song First it is one day without you. Then two.
- Poem A clementine Of inclement climate Grows tart.
- Precipice The border of a thing. Its edge or ...
- Poem A clementine Of inclement climate Grows tart. A ...
- Parting Song First it is one day without you. Then two....
- Non Redibimus We shall not come again, not to this wet ...
- Easter is my season of defeat. Though all is green ...
Jill Alexander Essbaum (born 1971 in Bay City, Texas) is an American poet, writer, and professor. Her most recent collections are the full-length manuscripts Harlot (No Tell Motel, 2007) and Necropolis (neoNuma Arts, 2008). Essbaum's poetry features puns, wordplay and dark humor, often mixed with religious and erotic imagery. She currently teaches at the University of California Riverside Palm ... more »
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it is one day without you.
our point: moot.
And our solution, diluted.
And our class action (if ever was)
is no longer suited.
Wherewith I give to looting through
the war chest of our past
like a wily Anne Bonny
who snatches at plunder or graft.
But the wreck of that ransack,
that strongbox, our splintering coffer,
the claptrap bastard
of the best we had to offer,
is sog-soaked and clammy,
empty but for sand.
Like the knuckle-white cup
of my urgent, ghastly hands