Jack Henry

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Slow Moving Beasts

Once again here I sit
at a small round table
my back pressed against a wooden wall
a Starbucks filled with nomadic dreamers
& half-crazed sales professionals
rushing to the sunrise of slash & burn

i pause to watch a man walk by
his jeans tight, his ass round
i watch him walk by
he offers a smile

it takes only an instant to know
all animals wait by the river to kill
slow moving beasts

Jack Henry is a Los Angeles based writer reemerging after a self imposed 10-year exile.  Recent works have appeared in Winamop, Red Fex, & the dope fiend daily, as well as dozens of items back before exile.  Jack is also publisher and editor of Heroin Love Songs, a poetry journal that has recently rediscovered the light of day.