October 26, 2009

Ivan Jenson


because of something
someone said
you are gun-shy
at sundown

because of something
that someone did
you are no longer
trigger happy

because of
that happened
upon a time
in your west

like Clint Eastwood
you squint
your eyes
at the bright
glare of love


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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