of a graceful dance
   a spinning twisting
headlong flight a slow
motion three-bank shot
through the well-lit rotundas
 of societies meeting places
  glowing, held aloft by each
   sudden, envious glance

    when desire shrinks away
      flying becomes falling
        an artless drop into
          the void isn’t as
            gloriously fulfilling
              as the floating
                   is it

                     does your dream
                      call out for reality
                        when it’s ultimate
                          climax is a
                             to the



Born in Norman Oklahoma in 1951, jack has worked as a bus driver, bartender, warehouse lackey, freelance illustrator, laser animator, graphic designer, art director, and middle school art teacher. Presently, he is a potter and ceramic sculptor living in the North Georgia mountains with his wife and dogs.