Jill Alexander Essbaum

Jill Alexander Essbaum Poems

1. 4:13 am 5/30/2018
2. Easter 5/30/2018
3. Non Redibimus 5/30/2018
4. Parting Song 5/30/2018
5. Poem 5/30/2018
6. Precipice 5/30/2018
7. She Spent a Year Hallucinating Birds 5/30/2018
8. What Isn't Mine 5/30/2018
9. Would-Land 5/30/2018
10. Poem 12/3/2015
11. Parting Song 1/21/2015

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Parting Song

it is one day without you.

Then two.
And soon,

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

in ...

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