Two Poems by by JT Wilson

y to z by Elahe Zare
May 26, 2018
Distinctions by Nate Lippens
May 28, 2018

[fringes]

 

packed
into a putrid
passage
down
a damning
darkness
marveling
at the mounds
of marigolds
blooming
in a bouncing
beam
a cinder
a spark
sizzles
searing
away
at the winding
wispy
wire
an enlivening
explosion
floating
on the fringes
before
the beautiful
blast

[esther]

an ashtray
made just for her
watching
her lips
twitching
stifling
a laugh
perusing
my piece
sensing an
awful
churning
in her gut
esther
wants to
vomit
and tell
me
my watermelon
lights
and my
turtle-green
palms
and shells
are
dreadful


Not only does JT Wilson crack his own knuckles while consuming large quantities of covfefe-free coffee [simultaneously, with the same hand!], he spends his down time creating odd characters for his short stories, novels, poems, screenplays, toxic outcasts that very few people can stomach. He is the co-creator of [paper cuts], a literary magazine that puts the quirk in #quirkcameron, and has self-published nearly a dozen novels over the last fifteen years. His current favorite authors are literary wordsmiths like Nicole Elizabeth “Snookii” LaValle, Monica Lewinsky, Nicole Ritchie, Pamela Anderson, Tyra Banks, and Tinkerbell, Paris Hilton’s dog.