J.I. Kleinberg


Quick as a coin toss
the decision to lie —

to make myself into
a ribbon of scarves

silken and body-warm
in the sleeve — rabbit

impossibly soft — top hat
full of surprises —

magician — mouth swarming
with honey — with hornets.

Artist, poet, and freelance writer J.I. Kleinberg lives in Bellingham, Washington, and posts most days at chocolateisaverb.wordpress.com and thepoetrydepartment.wordpress.com.