Now

Now is ever-after

for which the first was made

and I keep myself adrift

through a variety of poses,

a little hair on the chest,

a short word

with an echo that can’t be stopped

and the muscular arm

holding an umbrella

as if I were a good cause in itself.


About the Author

Jack Lindeman was born in Philadelphia, served three years in the army, and has taught at Lincoln University, Temple University, and Kutztown State University. His most recent book is Lincoln: The Black Man’s Advocate. His poems have appeared in various literary magazines including Blue Unicorn, CommonSense2, Freshwater, the Kerf, and Rambunctious Review. He has published two books of poetry, Twenty-One Poems and As If, which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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