Jeff Weddle

Jeff Weddle

Jeff Weddle is the Welty Prize winning author of Bohemian New Orleans: The Story of the Outsider and Loujon Press. (University Press of Mississippi). His poetry collections include Heart of the Broken World, and Comes to This, both from Nixes Mate Books, and Betray the Invisible, from OEOCO Press. He is also author of a short story collection, When Giraffes Flew, (Southern Yellow Pine Publishing). He teaches in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama.

the people arguing
and the people asleep on benches
and some saw it coming
and thought they could fix things or hide
maybe escape

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Keep it close
to the bone, boy.
Keep the blade busy.
You were never
going to be their darling
so what have you got to lose?

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