Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Poem by Jesi Bender

Faith at Sea

Prostrate proselytizing
Idle carelessness when and
If I open my mouth

A symphony of linear ineptitude but
You’ll understand all the letters (I hope)
that come out of my mouth sweating
Counterpoints preternatural divinations

Apostrophes - A one-way fire some cities drink
Its where you are, where are you?
A tear torn from the eye,
To feel this again.

To my hand, it is a jellyfish
Soft, sick and pink
A salty tongue of many flavors.

Jesi Bender is a poet living in Manhattan's East Village. After graduating from Cornell University, she moved to New York to further her artistic growth and to pursue her Masters in Library and Information Science at Pratt Institute. Examples of her work and her bibliography can be seen on her website -

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