Jon Henson – 3 poems


Modem dream

Madame Duke Perk or Madame Duke
Porker adored a dork dreamer; a marauded
meek peer puked up pre-med mud.
Karaoke makeup murdered me.

Peek ream Dukedom, karaoke mode,
a rammed Duke poker, a darker puked
memo, earmarked a dope armed parka
made demure. A mapmaker demo area
marked “roam” deemed pure or more.


Eeriest joint litmus

Ebb jitteriest emulsion,
ebb temerities jilt onus,
lion’s jut; entireties, entreaties,
intuit tourist insults
in sunlit joints.

Ebb senilities jet tumor,
ebb seemliest junior tit,
loin joust; joineries, seniorities,
limit stimuli menus
to teensier omens.


One mean deal

My smile may use a leaden noose.
Yoke omens, noisy oily moose, emailed
loose-eye yeomen like Eskimo limos. Lone keen
melee mouse eased my lime leak yodel.


Jon Henson studied creative writing and Bombay Sapphire martinis at Rhode Island College in the halcyon days of the last millennium. Now he writes training manuals for the elevator industry and teaches writing at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. His work has appeared in Penny-Ante Feud and Can we have our ball back?

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