on rain

on rain

I met you in a hurricane 

Bertha to be exact 

city's subways halted  

streets flooded 

& on the late train back

from Brooklyn to Riverdale

I discovered

my identity  

my destiny  

spoken by the Prophet Nathaniel

but I'd say today

you were just as unfit 

as me

JL Jacobs

JL Jacobs, MFA, Brown University, is the author of four volumes of poetry. She serves as editor/art director for Abstract Magazine: Contemporary Expressions. Work has appeared in numerous journals including PloughsharesNew American Writing, and New Orleans Review. Representative work is anthologized in American Poetry: The Next Generation, Carnegie Mellon UP. She was a 2017 nominee for Poet Laureate of Oklahoma. She studied with C.D. Wright, John Yau, and Keith Waldrop at Brown, and has continued a mixed-media artist practice from teaching Poetry&Image at Brown Learning Community to offering mixed-media workshops at OKC Literary Festivals. Books include: Streets as Elsewhere ; Dream Songs; The Leaves in Her Shoes; Varieties of Inflorescence.

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