Big Jake’s jamoke
is almost bigger than he is,

& it’s smarter, too, or
so goes the standing joke.

& the oft repeated story,
his winky

has a tear tattoo
dripping from its eye.

Deloris, his ex-old lady,
says Big Jake’s problem

is that he passes out
at the sight

of a vertical smile
& she’s pissed that he thinks

a French withered pear
is a withered pear from France.

Image Credit:Fred Moon

I have one book of poetry published in Tucson by Moon Pony Press in 2009 titled, The Certainty of Looking Elsewhere. My poetry has been published in numerous small presses including: Dark Horse, Gargoyle, 6ix, Tor House Newsletter, The Moth & Zocalo Magazine.