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Jim Benton taught teenagers in Texas to see and write poetry for twenty years, leading five-day "experiments in living like poets" in Santa Fe. His students won poetry awards, but he shared his own poetry mostly with them until his "12 blues in 3-line time" appeared in MiPOesias, January, 2013. Jim lives and writes in Ft. Worth, Texas.
The following work is Copyright © 2014, and owned by Jim Benton and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Jesus Vacations in Santa Fe
Jesus, restless in heaven,
Sy Roth comes riding in and then canters out. He resides in Mount Sinai, New York, far from Moses and the tablets. This has led him to find words for solace. He spends his time writing and playing his guitar. He has published in many online publications. One of his poems, Forsaken Man, was selected for Best of 2012 poems in Storm Cycle. Twice selected Poet of the Month in Poetry Super Highway. He was named Poet of the Month for the month of February in BlogNostics. Included in Poised in Flight anthology. A Murder of Crows named Poem of the Week in Toucan.
The following work is Copyright © 2014, and owned by Sy Roth and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Not Yet Arrived
leisure moves in to sleep on my sofa
today I move some dirt
pungent, earthy smells follow me into the house.
Will I transport today?
I move along with it in monosyllabic fits and starts–