January 19, 2022

Hoarder’s House by Ivan Jenson

We need to make some space
for open-mindedness
and some room for
big ideas
so throw out your
collection of unconscious
thoughts and get rid
of the Ritalin-proof riddles
that make you pace the room
your facial muscles tense
defenseless against
perceived throngs
of wrongs and the ping-pong
prisoner of war drip-drops
on your head aching
for no more heart aching
and your soul asking
for you to stop wallowing
following in your father’s
tentative footsteps
you chip off the old
toppling blocks of your
childhood and now
you blow down
your brick and mortal
house of pick-up-stick
as you plead,
“Please sir, I want some more”

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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