Monday, July 01, 2013

Jesse Nissim


Her infinite property seized
together with a third party.
Might morality seem to matter
more than persons. A classic
testimony; will you tell me
how gradually it has been coming.


I prefer waiting for you
Water in the background

Offstage a private landscape
Attraction like hero worship

Looking in the windows of houses

Where they would never be invited

I recognize the feeling
I aim the lights

In the windows
Ogle the demographics

Jesse Nissim is the author of the chapbooks, Day Cracks Between The Bones of The Foot (Furniture Press Books), SELF NAMED BODY (Finishing Line Press), and Alphabet for M (Dancing Girl Press). Her poems have appeared in 26, Barrow Street, Court Green, H-NGM-N, La Petite Zine, Mad Hatter's Review, New American Writing, Requited, RHINO, Shampoo, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and others. She teaches poetry and critical writing at Syracuse University.