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  April 2020
volume 17 number 1
-table of contents-
  contributing poets
  Jonathan Beale
  Stefanie Bennett
  Jackie Chou
  Joshua Corwin
  Raymond Fenech
  Rich Follett
  Jack Henry
  James Evert Jones
  Eric Lawson
  Phoebe Marrall
  Alexis A Ogunmokun
  Alexandra Olmedo
  Ronald Peat
  E. Martin Pedersen
  Francisca Ricinski-Marienfeld
  David Scriven
  Rishan Singh
  Tim Tipton
  Kelley White
  Lynn White
  Bill Yarrow
  Omar ZahZah
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Jack Henry
April 2020



photo by steven gabriel

    Jack Henry is a poet living south and east from Los Angeles. After a self imposed hibernation Jack reemerged and started writing again. Recent publications include Red Fez, Winamop, and dope fiend daily. In August 2019, Heroin Love Songs, a poetry journal Jack publishes, will see the light of day once more.




i want to write something new
something interesting
a new shiny zinc penny
perfect & untouched

i want to fit in the same clothes
i wore in high school,
maybe college, w/good hair
& all my original teeth

i want an erection that i can
hang a wet towel on ;
the ability to go all night
w/out question or concern

i want to live w/out threat
from people that do not understand
empathy or compassion,
or fairness or life w/out fear

i want a government that
actually cares about its citizens;
the ones at the bottom all the
way to the top

i want to sleep the whole night
w/out night terrors & screaming
or gunshots in the alley out back;
or cars crashing into concrete

i want to love whomever i want
w/out threat of reprisal; equal & open,
just another face in a large
crowd of faces -

copyright 2020 Jack Henry