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Jagged Thoughts #44 : Pro’s Prose


Free prose,
digital free prose.

Remember pens and notebooks? I do.
I’m going back to the land of sharpies
and spray paint.

Scissors and glue sticks.
I want to advance to the next step
of this 64 bit magic trick.
I want to spray walls and line streets with chalk
not dead man walking chalk.
Just chalk.
I want to sling poems like dope.
I want to fill pages with my crazy.
I want to be labeled pensive with a pencil.
Stylistic with a stylo.
Pornographic with a pen.
I want to
make you
I want you to raise your dress to my words.
And have a Burroughs written dinner
I want to raise you to a boil.
And send you to the shower.
I want to make my words
Fuck the mad hatter,
I’m back,
And I’m madder!
Screaming into your open ear
silencing the laughter.
I hear like running back the track
I am the dynamo.
And you’re the aftermath
Which comes after words
Which comes after you
and sleeps
far longer.

I am not your 
average poet.

this is not your
average poem.

This is  Pro’s prose.


Jason Wright is the founder and Editor of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly.


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Jagged Thoughts #43: Chuck in The Digital Age


He’d have a Facebook page.
one of his many harlots
would run it.
He would spend all his money on horses
and fantasy football.
He would mess with the TiVo
for hours to record
the Derby.
I imagine he would like cooking shows
and get his inspiration
from reality TV.
He would have a smart phone with a broken glass face
probably drop it in piss
or dip it into a beer glass after the ponies didn’t box his quinella.
I don’t think he would understand
He would probably like electric dance music as it is good for drinking
as it is good for hangovers.
Chuck in the age of communications.
Chuck on the View.
Podcast Chuck.
And he would be
and perfect,
Strolling down the roads of Los Felice
electric cigarette in his lips
Grasping a red bull
Going to some pub
To watch the ponies.


Jason Wright is the founder and Editor of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly.