GARY BUSEY by Jayme Karales

W.I.S.H.’s second Jog publication has been published!  Jayme Karales, author of Disorderly (Before Sunrise Press), Youth, and David Bowie Is Dead, has contributed the micro-chapbook Gary Busey.

This collection is donation based, and can be read free at this page.  Donations are accepted through Payhip, and they are greatly appreciated.

“Not Our Place”

The mall isn’t a place for introspective thinkers,
so we sit at home watching reruns of bad TV shows,
and pretend like our problems don’t exist,

I want to shed my skin like a cicada
get away from the Newports, cheap pizza, train rides to work, and unsatisfactory sex that
leads to festering emotional issues that neither one of us has the courage to bring up and
resolve since it would be awkward, and so we vent by blowing up over what should be
basic anger due to stupid shit like not taking out the garbage, or forgetting to wash the
dishes, or running over the dog with your mom’s Honda,


I think I might have my texting shut off,
so you don’t bother me while I’m serving coffee to ungrateful strangers,
and I think I might quit my job, get in a taxi, and go to the airport to leave for Portugal,
I don’t think you’d find me there.


Published by

Jeremiah Walton

Oi ! I’m Jeremiah Walton. For the past ~3 years I’ve been bopping around the U.S. between hitchhiking + rubber tramping, running traveling bookstore Books & Shovels + indie publisher Nostrovia! Press. My focus is in-person distribution at open mics + features + busking. Word of mouth is a fulfilling & feels to be a more intimate promotional process. I’ve featured at the NYC Poetry Festival + San Francisco Lit Crawl + Snoetry Cleveland + Beast Crawl Oakland + This Lil Lit Fest + street corners across the country. There’s a handful of my books floating around the country, but most recently is “From Here Til Utopia” (Ghost City Press). Raccoons + coyotes are my companions. Hope you dig the poems, much love, thank you❤

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