through every glass door, punched
for the unexpected –
if it was, it would be:
for somethin’ new. . . the beat
of sanity – stolen!
(in this world) not given –
over and over again
gimme one afternoon
with a beautiful woman
to make me stop touching my head.
Jonas has had poems published in the L.A. Review, Gargoyle, Pearl, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Main Street Rag, The Melancholy Dane, Paradigm, Welter, and Smile Hon! You're in Baltimore. He is currently an adjunct English teacher at the Community College of Baltimore County. He's got more where this came from.