Posts Tagged ‘Poems by Ivan Jenson’



How it’s done

You start out
a beginner
work your way
to intermediate
and advance
to advanced
until you find
you have gone
from rookie
to master
and now
you discover
yourself
to be
a youngish
elder statesman
and the next
generation
of newbies
look to you
for inspiration
and advice
on how to
skip a few
steps in the
long
drawn-out
process
of making it
to the top
and you hate
to break it to them
but it all starts
at the bottom
with a mop

 

 


City Slicker

My best laid plans
may never get laid
out on the rose
covered bed
in the penthouse suite
where I consummate
victory
over the low
hum
of the huddled
masses
down below
where the hustlers
scam the man
and women
turn to
tricks of the
skin trade
by selling their
souls to the
nine-to-five
grind
and you will
find me there
in the thick
and thin
of things
wishing I could
pull some strings
so that I could
dance
cheek to cheek
instead of
living from
bounced
check to check

 


Sugar Daddy

I wish I was
the acid trip
on your tongue
in other words
I want to
blow your mind
so that you come
back to me
like a junkie
returns to their
dealer
for feel-good
poison potions
then I want
to pimp you
to the people
in my life
yet keep you
to myself
like a stolen
stash
of cash
which I will
launder on
garish
lavish
gifts
that I will
use to bribe you
into becoming
the bride of this
tapped-out tycoon
so please sign
my air tight
prenup
which clearly
stipulates
that you’ll never
strip me of my
sanity when
you go


Legal Jargon

Always
copyright your life
story
so that nobody
steals your unique
plot
better yet
dictate your
autobiography
to a dedicated
biographer
some in-house
stenographer
who has the infinite
patience to transcribe
the intimate first person
subjective narrative
that you describe
in painstaking
love-making
detail
and make sure not
to gloss over
every he-said she-said
moment that
made your epic
journey so special
this way you
can always sue
anybody
who tries to
infringe on
the fringe benefit
of having the patent
on being the one
and only
insufferable
you