Jay Passer

Jay Passer’s work has appeared in print and online all over the globe since 1988. He is the author of several chapbooks, and his 2018 full-length collection, they lied to me when they said everything would be alright, from Pski’s Porch Publishing, is currently available from Amazon. Passer lives and works in San Francisco, the city of his birth.

ready to entertain kidneys and liver, 
that’s 
our girl. some days 
she goes by Sunny.

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yellow came and told me
paint a dog, find a corner
bodega, steal me some
of them Swisher Sweets, while
red gave me the finger, called
911, kicked me in the shins

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to shatter 
and shove
black reptilian oaths
vowed in penthouse palaces
back up their 
vile asses

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whistling pipes
whispering steam
prone on the mattress, breathing in the strangeness
the ceiling like a penalty in the game of visualization

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