April 11, 2021

What of it? by Ivan Jenson

What did you do with
your relationship
did you leave it
and what about the house
did you sell it
and your dog
did you give it
and that car
did you junk it
and that novel
did you finish writing it
and that plan to move
to Maui
did you scrap it
and what about your degree
did you get it
and that winning smile
do you still have it
and the attitude
did you maintain it
and what about our
do you still treasure it
or did it somehow
get away like
your parrot
which used to say
over and over
because those
were the only words
you ever taught it




Ivan Jenson’s Absolut Jenson painting was featured in Art News, Art in America, and Interview magazine. His art has sold at Christie’s, New York. His poems have appeared in Word RiotZygote in my CoffeeCamroc Press ReviewHaggard and HaloPoetry Super HighwayMad SwirlAlternative Reel Poets CornerUnderground Voices MagazineBlazevox, and many other magazines, online and in print. Jenson is also a Contributing Editor for Commonline magazine. Ivan Jenson’s debut novel Dead Artist is now available as a paperback and on Amazon Kindle and Nook. His next novel a psychological thriller entitled Seeing Soriah is due to be published this year by Hen House Press New York. 


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