Just Beyond the White House Protest
by Mark Jackley

  1. A Zen class meditating
  2. in the grass,
  3. eyes closed.
  1. Every now and then
  2. after shouts of
  3. “Bombs!” or “Dead!”
  1. someone, ass to earth,
  2. with close attention,
  3. lifts a lid.
Packingtown Review – Vol.6, Winter 2014/2015

Mark Jackley's forthcoming book of poems is Appalachian Night. Previous books include Every Green Word (Finishing Line Press) and Cracks and Slats (Amsterdam Press). His work has appeared in Tampa Review, Sugar House Review, Melic, Sleet, Crate, Rougarou and other journals. He lives in Sterling, VA.

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