Jared Pearce

The facts of life.


I explained the birds & bees
To another son, adding a
Moral trail toward happiness.

In the dark, later, my wife wept,
Not finding the inspiration point
Of my love’s profession.

The jungle in my mind closed
In, and the brush in my heart
Clouded the clear way to comfort

Her. After a friend and I made it
Through the Black Box narrows,
We scrambled the cliffs trying

Any way out, any way to rest,
to get refreshed and lie low.




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Jared Pearce‘s poems have recently been or will soon be shared in Mobius, DIAGRAM, Nixes Mate, Life & Legends, and Main Street Rag.  He lives in Iowa.