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City to City


James Croal Jackson

the cable car seesawed in arpeggio
defibrillation of San Francisco’s
alien heart
her people palette
and a silence
of sea
a nod to the rain brought
by those who travel anywhere
where everything is new

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San Jose

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Issue 19


September 22, 2017

James Croal Jackson is the author of The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Rust + Moth, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. He has won the William Redding Memorial Poetry Contest and has been a finalist for the Princemere Poetry Prize. Find him in Columbus, Ohio or at

i dont feel like fininishing this website right now and i am sorry

There's military

with machine guns at the bus

stations every day.

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