by James Croal Jackson

Published in Issue No. 256 ~ September, 2018

Let go

of Los Angeles.

Of the shore

or the dream

of water. Night

sky the black

granules. Negative

film reel. Prints

in sand. Bare

feet: where to



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James Croal Jackson is the author of The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Rust + Moth, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. He has won the William Redding Memorial Poetry Contest and has been a finalist for the Princemere Poetry Prize. Find him in Columbus, Ohio or at