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June 2022
 
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Leviathan

by Jean Jones


I feel, as I find myself
in the world, with work and family
feeling more relaxed
and life somewhat resolved,

I find myself squeezing back into my spot in Leviathan,
where desires and people spring forth-

I will fit in like an obedient cog,
slide back in place to where
I came from,
with work and family,

and go back to the place
where desires and people spring forth-

and for those
with enough insanity
to open the puzzle boxes,
they will join me

squeezing back
into my spot in Leviathan-


© 2022 Jean Jones

Jean Jones has an MFA in Creative Writing Poetry from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He teaches English as a Second Language part-time at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, and is regularly published by Horror Zine and Aphelion Webzine.

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