Friday, April 26, 2013

New Poetry by Ivan Jenson

Magic Bread

If you think it can 
be learned
then by all means
apprentice yourself
to a local sorcerer
and see if he can
show you how to 
saw your problems 
in half 
or levitate
above your competition
but as a practitioner
of the dark art
of bringing truth
to light by telling
little white lies 
and punctuating 
it with a punch
line to the psychic
I can attest 
to my fakery 
and admit the flat bread
made by my bakery
is dry like rye
and like life
the first half devoured
the second 
savored and scattered
and what ever is left
is crummy 
and for the birds
that fly out of hats

- Ivan Jenson 2013

Ivan Jenson’s Absolut Jenson painting was featured in Art News, Art in America, and Interview magazine. His art has sold at Christie’s, New York. His poems have appeared in Word RiotZygote in my CoffeeCamroc Press ReviewHaggard and HaloPoetry Super HighwayMad SwirlUnderground Voices MagazineBlazevox, and many other magazines, online and in print. Jenson is also a Contributing Editor for Commonline magazine. Ivan Jenson's debut novel Dead Artist is available as a paperback and on Amazon Kindle and Nook. His new novel, a psychological thriller entitled Seeing Soriah is now available as an eBook or in Paperback on Amazon.  A collection of Ivan Jenson's drawings and poetry will soon be published by Hen House Press, New York.

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