Two Poems by Mark Jackley

IN ORBIT

like a crackling
old LP,
deaf to my own grooves

like the moon, blind
to my own light,
no eyes

but a pair
of faded
prints from Armstrong’s boots

_________________

I WANT YOU

at night,
each wet blade
of grass slowly
dancing

alert
to the flaming
intentions
of the stars

2 Responses to “Two Poems by Mark Jackley”

  1. Mark Jackley is the author of four chapbooks, most recently Lank, Beak & Bumpy (Iota Press), and a full-length collection, There Will Be Silence While You Wait. He lives in Sterling, VA.

  2. both serve poetry well. the orbit and wants…

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