Like a Bad B Movie, Baby

 
Swamp Thing-ing my way up into
the coves with crime and no clothes
clinging to me, I frightened even
the oldest fishermen. Doubling back
past each shoreline, drawing helicopter
seeds to my skin out of thin air,
I’m looking for landmarks, elemental
traces of vegetation and your hair’s shape
burned into a maple’s trunk. I’m tracking
the twigs that snapped where, ten years
ago, I loved you loud enough to wake
sleeping fish, geese, and god–who had
forgotten for a while
that I was something under his thumb. 

 

 

Jason.BraunJason Braun has published fiction, poetry, reported or been featured in Prime NumberESPN.comSqualorlyThe Nashville City Paper, Jane Friedman’s blog, Lowestoft ChronicleThe Monarch Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and many more. He also makes apps and music which you can find out about at: jasonandthebeast.com

 

 

 


 

 

Jason Braun
Jason Braun currently teaches English at Western Illinois University. He has published fiction, poetry, reported or been featured in Prime Number, ESPN.com, Squalorly, The Nashville City Paper, Jane Friedman’s blog, Lowestoft Chronicle (Pushcart Prize Nomination), The Monarch Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and many more. He also makes apps such as Paradise Lost Office and Homophonecheck.com, and releases music as Jason and the Beast. You can find out what he’s up to at: jasonandthebeast.com.

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