“Where Do We Go Post-Sex and Death” – Poetry by Jessie Janeshek

Gypsy and Harlequin - Remedios Varo, 1947
Gypsy and Harlequin – Remedios Varo, 1947

“Where Do We Go Post-Sex and Death”  is but one of four impeccably surreal poems that Jessie Janeshek contributed to our Summer 2015 issue, now available via Amazon and Createspace, or at independent brick-and-mortar stores like Bluestockings and St. Mark’s Bookshop.

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    AFTER WE FALL                 from the nuclear playground
                                  the rental car
after we free up
        the haul that’s our brain?

Today we play singles w/a black dog
                a robot, a gunshot

nothing political, blue uniforms chic.
                Today we get hammered
                and after the father song
         bells and toy blocks.


It’s like someone cries in the woods
      that bird screams so loud
      It’s like the green worm
                  of the world falls on me


as we walk up and down
                this harlequin town
the color of our month is tangerine.

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jessie janeshek headshotJESSIE JANESHEK‘s first book of poems is Invisible Mink (Iris Press, 2010). An Assistant Professor of English and the Director of Writing at Bethany College, she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an M.F.A. from Emerson College. She co-edited the literary anthology Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers (KWG Press, 2008).

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