Jack in the Pulpit by Corey Mesler

Her breasts swell inside
me now like the
last string of dream.
My hands, ready at last,
want only to pull the string,
to unwind the dream
and have it all go forward,
like the song we used to sing, the
one about God, about not dying.

Corey Mesler has published in numerous journals and anthologies. He is the author of eight novels, three books of short stories, three full-length collections of poetry, as well as numerous chapbooks of poetry and prose. John Grisham once blurbed one of his novels, as did Lee Smith, and Marshall Chapman. He and his wife own Burke’s Book Store in Memphis TN.