September 30, 2009

Ivan Jenson

Time to Leave

I would leave you in a second
but I have no place
to go
everyone I know is
busy, too busy
for the likes of me
I would tell you how
I really feel
but I have nothing to say
that would not sound
overly dramatic
I could end this now
but I am too old
for beginnings
getting to know
someone new
at this point
would be like
and I like my hometown
I know my way around
cashiers and tellers
know my face
and I know theirs
is slowly changing
gray hair and gravity
and so I promise
I will never leave you
I will always be here
with you


Ivan Jenson has published widely in the US and the UK and received recognition 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, Zygote in my Coffee, Poetry Super Highway, Hidden City Quarterly, and many others. He now writes novels and poetry in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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