Tuesday, July 12, 2022

New Prose Poetry by Jen Schneider

on reasons to strike :: all fibers on fire

a girl in denim bell-bottoms & tie-dye knits clicks size seven needles while her beau throws fifteen-pound balls down an oil-slicked lane. her hair weighted of gels & blue ink. his of grease. limbs in corduroy culottes test luck to the right. spandex stretches winning streaks to the left. pins drop. souls sip lukewarm beer from plastic cups while destiny is gutted. a lad at the bar wrangles a knotted slinky. a pregnant pigeon watches from an overhead rafter. both boy & pigeon consume popcorn. kernels drop. pins fall. all fibers on fire.

- © Jen Schneider 2022

Jen Schneider is an educator who lives, writes, and works in small spaces throughout Pennsylvania. Recent works include A Collection of Recollections, Invisible Ink, On Habits & Habitats, and Blindfolds, Bruises, and Breakups. 

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