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Cheating. by James Croal Jackson

the diet
I sneak

Wendy
into my

bedroom
after our

sugar-beers
the bouquet

in my house
grows sickly


James Croal Jackson is the author of The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared in Hobart, FLAPPERHOUSE, Yes Poetry, and elsewhere. He edits The Mantle, a poetry journal. Find him in Columbus, Ohio or at jimjakk.com.