Jacklyn Janeksela


it’s the green of a dress that’s got you spinning
& a garden –like the one in my head
termite-feed the old junk
blossom an emerald with the seed of gold wishes

|heart farm in motion – we are energy agriculturalists|

it’s the green of a dress that’s got you glowing
fluff the sleeve for more delight
whirlwinds yield –twist & abound, like a child, like a girl
gather jade from a rusty rotted out wood

|heart farm in motion – we are jeweled surgeons|

it’s the green of a dress that’s got you sparkling
& a dream –neither of us have had
germinate the planted, the quite, the resting
spotty chartreuse eggs rounding out sound


another year to carve in the tree
wood grains are like wheat grains are like flesh grains
are identical to any seed, pod, or pupil

if your laughter had a month
it would be November, the sudden wind
can knock one over : cause a shiver : can knock one over
did you hear me?

those veins on a leaf will
be equal to or greater than your age

          watch wrinkles for their wisdom
deep perforations : torrent : caterpillar chow
          watch how your eyes imitate spring
deep summer, the absence of autumn

you could be grass or the petals on a Calluna
          if you wanted to be
          that is, if you really wanted to be

place a ear near, listen to the churning
life burgeoning through photosynthesis, through a tube, through sap

          for all days of birth we should go naked
cuddle a mound of earth : really dig our nails in the stuff
          for your day, this day, i suggest
guard a blueberry from stem-fall, regard grayish heathered hills

the Finnish botanist Kalm, coined Kalmia
these are the branches of you : know your history
sovereign since 1985

someone wanted to name you sun
the star that greens to a crisp pop
but instead you are a meadow, a subtle gray that twinkles

Jacklyn Janeksela can be found @ felled limbs, Oddball Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, Berfrois, Barrelhouse, Uut Poetry, Pig Latin, Thought Catalog, Luna Magazine, Talking Book, Three Point Press, DumDum Magazine, Visceral Brooklyn, Anti-Heroin Chic, & Public Pool. She is in a post-punk band called the velblouds. her baby @ femalefilet. more art @ artmugre & a clip. she is an energy.