Author: Jason Crane

POEM: the Jewish girls are running

the Jewish girls are running the Jewish girls are running long black skirts fanning out behind them long dark pony tails flapping against their understated sweaters they’re laughing, these anachronistic young women speaking Hebrew shouting to one another in voices they’ll soon lose not far away, their future selves are pushing strollers filled with the […]

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POEM: two turtles on a rock

two turtles on a rock a robin watching, feet just beneath the surface of this little pond in a corner of Prospect Park there’s a fallen-down half-sunken wooden fence overgrown with vines / a newer metal fence keeps everyone this close to nature but no closer the pond has a bend in it but it’s […]

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POEM: kissing you at the bus stop

kissing you at the bus stop the rain had been threatening all day making good on its promise briefly at the bus stop you leaned back against the brick wall on 10th Ave         (“bobby & gabby 4ever”) so I could kiss you / slide my hands through your hair from the nape of your neck […]

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POEM: here is what is here

here is what is here wooden end table used as a temporary desk: gold buddha statue, full lotus position (due to longstanding flirtation with Buddhism) microsoft wireless mouse and keyboard (despite a general distaste for that company) logitech speaker system with subwoofer (because I couldn’t stand not hearing bass) system 76 laptop computer running ubuntu […]

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