Poem by Dave Somerset


 

Jacob (We Are All On the Spectrum)

Jacob, digging out your soul
from hearts on hold
In a run on family
a stolen heart

dream computers
map a universe
with poems that
are themselves poets

artists imagine the unknown
sense the unknowable
their vision over horizons
reveals the hidden within the mist

Jacob, your origin
is not our past
your vision is
not our future

you are many times
what you think
and many more times
what the world knows

they are half your sky
and few can see you
though brain soldiers guard your gates
your view from those walls is…infinite

 

Poet David Somerset is a poet living in Salem MA. performs at many open mics and also writes short stories and lyrics.

Artist Judson Evans is a full-time Instructor in the Liberal Arts department at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee where he has taught a range of courses, from a Poetry Workshop on haiku, prose poetry and haibun, to a course on theories of cave art and the role of the cave in ritual and philosophy. In 2007 he was chosen by John Yau as an Emerging Poet for The Academy of American Poets. He was one of the founding members of Off the Park Press, and published work in each of its three anthologies responding to provocative contemporary painters. His most recent work has been published in (print journals) Laurel Review, Folio, Volt; 1913: a journal of forms; and Green Mountains Review, and (online journals) White Whale Review and Amethyst Arsenic. He won The Phillip Booth Poetry Award from Salt Hill Review in 2013. He has collaborated with composers, such Mohammed Fairouz, Mart Epstein, and Rudolf Rojhan, who set several of his poems to music, as well as with choreographers, dancers, musicians and other poets, including Gale Batchelder, and videographers Nate Tucker and Ray Klimek.

 

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