Polished Jinx


If I could leave

This charm

Sitting alone

On a sidewalk


To be picked up

By an opportunist

I would feel guilty

With happiness.

The gem

I dug for, long ago

With help by

Ardent and Fervent,

My two younger brothers,


The polished jinx

Deep and burning

Within my purse.

Where it knocks

Against my leg

As I walk

I ask you to please

Pick up that rock

You see alone

On the curb.

Take all of my words

And leave me

Simple, unadorned

Capable of making

Eye contact

Without preconception

On the streets

Of the city

That has wilted me.

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31 Responses to Polished Jinx

  1. moonskittles says:

    The broken verses, carry the imagery to a whole different level!!


  2. skat says:

    “Ardent and Fervent” really made me smile.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. tpesce2015 says:

    Leave me simple, unadorned, and capable of making eye contact. Yes.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This was simply terrific.


  5. paully1965 says:



  6. chris jensen says:

    Destiny, unknown, hidden harmony!


  7. Bushka says:

    Broken by Loss! Beautifully expressed.


  8. emotionalghosts says:

    As if you were looking into my soul and wrote it for the me that was so long ago…loved it.


  9. mystic gitana says:

    I’m the Editor of it;-)


  10. omega says:

    Love that cover! Please, tell me where to find those.


  11. vivachange77 says:

    Intriguing poem. Great magazine cover.


  12. @philosophize101 says:

    in love with this. Thank you for the follow ❤


  13. 2chicks2go says:

    Haunting & exquisite.


  14. Nice (enjambments) How do you do those?


  15. deborahj says:

    Elan, this is wonderful – so evocative – I can see the images you paint. What a treat finding your work!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. I write bad poetry, sometimes on purpose, so I can’t say anything but I like it. However, the magazine cover alone made this post worth my while.

    Liked by 1 person

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