Airplane of Ember Leaves



Airplane of Ember Leaves



the runway your handmade

jewelry accompanying


this crystalline flying

to new cities all the time


desire to find the shine

in this anxious jittering


era of highs and highers

these tired accoutrements


remain in blood to flow

into rivers of our futures



 James Croal Jackson


James Croal Jackson is a Filipino-American poet. He has poems published in Perhappened, Kingdoms in the Wild, Capsule Stories, Ariel Chart, Rattle, and others. He edits The Mantle Poetry ( from Pittsburgh, PA. (


  1. starting to be a fan of this writer. very smart choice of words and thoughts.

  2. "desire to find the shine

    in this anxious jittering " My favorite lines.

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