James Croal Jackson

Kite

How you ran
with eyes averted.

Kite and string, we
wanted the wind,
a laugh–

I hold and
wonder when
the breeze
will come.

 


James Croal JacksonJames Croal Jackson is the author of The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared in FLAPPERHOUSE, Yes Poetry, Serving House Journal, and elsewhere. He edits The Mantle, a poetry journal. Find him in Columbus, Ohio or at jimjakk.com.