Broken Blue

By Aaron B. Jackson

Blue
                Collar
                                 Body
 Worn
                Away
                                Repeatedly

Hourly erosion
Daily erosion
Weekly erosion
Monthly erosion
Yearly erosion

Battered
           Back
 Swollen
           Joints
 Strained
           Muscles
 Aches
           Creaks
 Marking countless

Meals
Customers
Served

Steps
                 Knees
                                      Bending
 Torso
                 Twisting
                                      Gaining
 Momentum rising
 From
 One
 Class
 To
 Another

aaronjacksonAaron B. Jackson is a poet and writer also known as Middlepoet. His poems have appeared in multiple publications and anthologies including The Bark Magazine, San Francisco Peace And Hope, Like One: Poems for Boston andScripting Change: Seeing Past Sickness. His poetry has been exhibited in Finland’s Pori Art Museum, he is the 2005-2006 Poet Laureate of Jersey City, NJ and has twice been the recipient of grants from the Puffin Foundation. Currently he is the Director of Visual Merchandising for the Strand Book Store. For more information please visit middlepoet.com.

Twitter: @middlepoet
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