June 27, 2009

Ivan Jenson

American Dreamer

years later
he would see her again
on the Broadway stage
and he would remember
that they once kissed
on the fire escape of
a loft party
so that is what became of her

after the show he walked
through Times Square
and he felt the false
hope of the bright lights
headed home
to his dump in the
East Village
pulled out his couch bed
and had himself
an American dream
and that is what became of him


Born in LA, Ivan Jenson was a prodigy in poetry and art. He moved to New York City where he received recognition and praise for his bold Pop Art. His Absolut Jenson painting was featured in Art News, Art in America, and he has sold several works at Christie's New York. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Word Riot, Hidden City Quarterly, Thoughtsmith, Viral Cat, Poetic Desperation, and Bread & Circuses, among others.

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