– Two Poems by James Brandon –
January 2, 2018
it’s right there, between the something
So sit down and close your eyes.
Close your eyes and look up at the stars.
Something is out there in the
and to my tongue it tastes like
So close your eyes and look up at the stars.
Sit down and look up at the stars.
Owl and the Bluejay
I like to imagine you’d laugh at my puns.
I’d own a fake owl just to say
“Well owl be damned!”
You’d look at me like I’m an idiot
but then you’d smile just enough
and look to the left
to keep me plugged in.
But I’d learn. I’d
learn to hold you like
I didn’t understand peek-a-boo.
I want you to have to think twice
because I had never really seen a bluejay look
to the left
until I met you.
About the Author
James Brandon studied Creative Writing at Capilano University in Vancouver, B.C. and pursued a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Today he finds himself working in Communications for a small hospitality startup in Haileybury, Ontario. James writes in his spare time, trying to make the bitter northern winter pass more quickly, and dreaming of where he’s headed next.
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