Jon Alan

Rookie - 52 Points (09-09-1952 / New York City)

Biography of Jon Alan

Jon Alan poet

(Born September 9,1952)
My mother smoked while I was in the womb and until I was four, she gave me this horrific pneumonia, asthma and bronchitis, but worse, both parents physically and emotionally, psychologically deeply abused me.

I have been a printing pressman, graphic designer, and darkroom technician and photographer. I won a national design award with the design department at Sarah Lawrence College in Westchester County, NY, USA too many years ago to remember, it was for a brochure for their Early Childhood Center.

I then was a high level Operations Manager for a huge bank, and then a medium sized warehouse business.

Finally I ran my own sole-proprietorship business as a consultant to small business, a network architect, technician and trainer.

(1996 to Present)
Permanently disabled and permanently unable to work due to a collapsed and crushed lower lumbar spine, and a horribly failed and ineffective 7 hour surgical three level spinal laminectomy and fusion at S1-L3 disk levels, leaving me mostly bedridden and in 24/7 horrific pain, medication - the palliative approach - administered by a beautiful human being and Pain Management Doctor, has given me back a small amount of my freedom to spend at most two-three hours a day doing chores or fun, the rest of the day spent in bed on my side like a Sultan reclining, writing my poetry and publishing my art and photographs.

I live so far below the poverty level, surviving on $724.00 a month SSI, and $152.00 a month in food stamps, that I have learned a new humbling lesson on what is really important in life!

Jon Alan's Works:

I only wish! Updates

Empty Lovers

Mingle as one in unkempt jungle
Of clothes strewn around like mistresses to a rich man.

Melt as one in hollow desire
Create dull pain
Exhaust the exhilaration

Then rest.

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