Renee on Her Birthday


we are anachronisms

of different years in a lifespan


we drink wine

until we have nothing in common


out of our throats, dry and warm

we choke out laughter


which echo into absence

that we can not seize






James Croal Jackson is a 2011 graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, where he studied Film and Creative Writing. He writes music, produces short films, and perpetually longs to play racquetball. He currently live in Los Angeles but hails from Clinton, Ohio.