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City to City

By 

James Croal Jackson

the cable car seesawed in arpeggio
defibrillation of San Francisco’s
alien heart
her people palette
and a silence
of sea
a nod to the rain brought
by those who travel anywhere
where everything is new

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San Jose

San Jose

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Issue 19

published 

July 3, 2017

James Croal Jackson is the author of The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Rust + Moth, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. He has won the William Redding Memorial Poetry Contest and has been a finalist for the Princemere Poetry Prize. Find him in Columbus, Ohio or at jimjakk.com

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