An Ambassador Recollects Earth by Jennifer Ruth Jackson

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

Entreaty of the Ancient by Jennifer Ruth Jackson

Entreaty of the AncientJennifer Ruth JacksonDescribe it, scribeHow the mountains tasteThe sound the moon makesAs it sees its faceStark, in ocean mirrorsGive me the scent of griefSo I can press it to me,A dead flower preservedTo still resemble lifeReturn memories slickWith new ink of…