Jay Passer

Jay Passer

Jay Passer's poetry and prose has appeared in print and online since 1988. His latest collection, Flashbacks, from 2016, is included in The High Window Press's Four American Poets. In 2017, his work is represented in the anthologies Confessions of a Sunflower, from Pski's Porch, and Rasputin: A Poetry Thread Anthology. Passer continues to live and work in San Francisco, the city of his birth.

yellow came and told me
paint a dog, find a corner
bodega, steal me some
of them Swisher Sweets, while
red gave me the finger, called
911, kicked me in the shins

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to shatter 
and shove
black reptilian oaths
vowed in penthouse palaces
back up their 
vile asses

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whistling pipes
whispering steam
prone on the mattress, breathing in the strangeness
the ceiling like a penalty in the game of visualization

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