by James Croal Jackson

Published in Issue No. 263 ~ April, 2019

I wait

for the return

of my beloved


is that you

on the



I lean


white wall



fills the well

I’ll drown in



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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