Stew Jorgenson: “Dead Books”



Dead Books


the past moves offshore

and memories blear

in the sad vermilion of history

like a dream

you almost remember

as it passes by

the legacy of besmirched heroes

covered in hearsay’s

ancient dirt


in dead books

unsung forgotten tongues



and on the run

in a country where

Emerson is a foreign language

no one speaks anymore.



About the Author: Stew Jorgenson is a part-time wordsmith who has more words than he knows what to do with. Sometimes he uses the extras for poetry, celestial navigation, or target practice. He has worked on farms, fishing boats, and in factories. He’s skilled at mistakes, guilty by association, and suffers from occasional bouts of inspiration. He is working on a cure.


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