Published Poetry

This piece is important for me because I always thought I was writing lyrics, even though I've never been much of a singer. Once someone pointed out that what I was writing was poetry, my world changed. This is a Jake original.

I want to thank Trash To Treasure for giving this work home.

Don't throw away your pages, because one day someone just might find value in them. Words are interesting because once they're abandoned they might really be meaningless.

When I read this one, I imagine the voice of a '50s spokesman. I get agitated watching the world leaders guarantee the impossible, so here it is.

You can find this piece in the Fall 2022 issue. There are a lot of great poems and prose there to check out. Together is featured on page 38.

 

Together is mostly about making relationships work. Some of them are romantic, some are familial, and others are friendships. But if you don't make them work, then a relationship may be none of those.

You can find this piece in the Fall 2022 issue. There are a lot of great poems and prose there to check out. Growounds is featured on page 39.

 

Growounds is one of my most cherished works. I've spent years tossing these words around in my head. This probably isn't the final version.