by Jason Alan

the mixed up tics

the jumbled up tacs

the incoherent, incohesive toes

borrowing words

to use in sentences unheard of

why is this joy

so coated with sadness?

feel I’ve been pushed to the side

feel left out


the barrage of rain in my imagination

smacks my face

like I’m an insubordinate soldier

there’s a reason for all this

somewhere out there

I know it

I don’t think I’ll ever find it though

think I’ll just play tic tac toe