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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Jesse is a musician and audio-engineer. His interests include juggling, watersheds, tea and cameras. His poems appear online and in print at venues like The Raintown Review, The Void, Measure, The HyperTexts and Arc. He attends Concordia University in Montreal where he resides with his brilliant spouse and their lion cub Aryeh.

Jesse Anger



His change-haloed rally cap
is penny heavy now.

Raised brillo-cuts cover
grime-shiny skin.

That comma shaped hand
sentences you
to broke silence—

he mouths some semblance of prayer
through itchy sleep.

Your rush hour shadow
touched face.

The passing crowd
forks you,
your constellation of cents.

Chimes of coin drown by trains.