• PARAMEDIC

    Three bodies
    riddled
    and he couldn’t save them all.
    Not enough
    to go around.
    One, two, three.
    Which one?
    Who should live
    and who shouldn’t?
    He judged them
    by their faces,
    their sex,
    their holed clothing,
    and the shape of their fingernails.
    Who looked worse?
    And he decided.
    The other two might
    make it.
    to the…[Read more]

  • Matt Jaeger commented on the post, tempted 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    Tempted,
    he comes
    twice a day
    upon a memory
    of a porch,
    a skirt,
    a bobbing leg,
    a gin and tonic
    with extra lime,
    a bobbing leg,
    a glimpse,
    a smile.

  • Matt Jaeger commented on the post, mustard 7 months ago

    TASTY CONDIMENT

    first he put mustard
    on his hot dog,
    then on his hamburger
    then in his potato salad
    then on some scrambled eggs
    then in his hand soap
    then on the cat,
    then on his pillow
    then in his picture frames
    then on his upper lip
    then on his penis,
    then on his 1040 EZ form,
    then on his hope for the future.

  • Matt Jaeger commented on the post, startled 7 months ago

    PLACES YOU CAN SCREAM

    in the backyard
    startling the birds

    at the dinner table
    startling the kids

    in the pool
    startling the lifeguards

    in the museum
    startling the patrons

    at the altar
    startling the intended

    in the courtroom
    startling the jurors

    in the lifeboat
    startling the survivors

  • Matt Jaeger commented on the post, lack 7 months ago

    Top,
    Cowboy,
    Bowler,
    Baseball,
    Porkpie,
    Coonskin,
    Boater,
    Deerstalker,
    Hard.
    None of them looked
    good on him
    because he had
    no passion
    or head.

  • Matt Jaeger commented on the post, harness 7 months ago

    Electric Man
    stands by the pole
    his hand on the pole
    his other in the sky
    pointing at the storm
    “Here we go. Here we go.”

    He will become famous for this
    this lightning capture,
    this surge into his muscles,
    this reshaping of molecules,
    this origin story,

    though
    it will kill
    him before
    he superheroes.
    Clothes burned up,…[Read more]