An Ambassador Recollects Earth by Jennifer Ruth Jackson

An Ambassador Recollects EarthJennifer Ruth Jackson Travelers, I knew your world, onceI saw your gods paintYour watery sky with theirBackstroke brushstrokesMolecules banging like horny teenagersTo construct your air in a lazy grace I sampled it, forced it into my bodyThe invisible blade of breathTucking…

Entreaty of the Ancient by Jennifer Ruth Jackson

Entreaty of the AncientJennifer Ruth Jackson Describe it, scribe How the mountains tasteThe sound the moon makesAs it sees its faceStark, in ocean mirrors Give me the scent of griefSo I can press it to me,A dead flower preservedTo still resemble life Return memories…