Poetry / Poets

2 poems by Ivan Jenson

Grocery List

I need a couple of items
from the store
pick me up
a carton of perseverance
with no expiration date
a dozen new ideas
a box of ethereal dreams
lips smiling and saying cheese
bring back breast, thighs, legs, and the chick
that goes with them
sugar and spice and
anything else you think
might be nice
and then you say,”don’t you want
coffee, tea, or me?”
and I answer
“if they still
have any more of you
in stock
bag that too”

Love Part One

I never intended
us to end in innuendo
with lipstick stains
and a phone thrown out a window
I never fancied myself to be
a detective and for
your eyes to be the clue
never thought we’d
find ourselves tired
talking till six
about stuff
we had already been
through at midnight
never thought we
were capable of
such melodrama
or operatic overtures
in public places
but that is how it
played out
and will
continue to
like a movie
in our heads
I just came here
to pick up some
material things
and to see
if there is
any possibility
of a sequel


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