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  November/December 2012
volume 9 number 2
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  home   (archived)
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  David Cravens
  Ivan Jenson
  Walter Ruhlmann
  Maryann Russo
  John Saunders
  David Scriven
  Apryl Skies
  Julia Stein
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Ivan Jenson December 2012



photo by james barros

    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 Riot, Zygote in my Coffee, Camroc Press Review, Haggard and Halo, Poetry Super Highway, Mad Swirl, Alternative Reel Poets Corner, Underground Voices Magazine, Blazevox, Christian Science Monitor 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 now available as a paperback and on Amazon Kindle and Nook. His new novel a psychological thriller entitled Seeing Soriah, has also been published as an eBook and in paperback by Hen House Press New York.



Seafood For Thought

Everything is changing
lanes fast
as passing a Porshe
on a Harley
or like when
Dylan and Edison
went electric
or when Brando
went Tahitian and eclectic
I feel so positively
ego, anglo and afrocentric
as I dine on oyster
with you my Venus
on a half-shell
both of us feeling
warm and fuzzy
from our dirty
Martini thoughts
as the Maitre d
humors us with
a tall tale about
high priced tuna
caught by the
same net
that will entrap us
one night
as we swim in
the jazzy blues
of the deep
Miles Davis

copyright 2012 Ivan Jenson



Did You See What I Saw?

I was
walking through a tunnel
toward a white hot light
beckoned by angelic shadowplay
serenaded by a choir of hidden castrati
lured by a vision of salvation
as I salivated from a great thirst
for knowledge of the happily ever after
laughter taking me over as I was getting
the punch line of this cosmic joke
heavenly and hilarious
then just before I said
hello to my halo
I awoke
from that cloudy whipped cream
within a dream
to the God
spelled backward
beast in my bed who was
surely dreaming of biscuits
or of trading an
animal kingdom
for a squirrel

copyright 2012 Ivan Jenson