POETRY

In His Sight

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He'd slept an hour in the last forty eight.
Just one more time, and he would hit the road.
Who'd care if he slipped in a minute late?
Rigid, he stared. Vanessa's body glowed
and bobbed from side to side, the only light
in Adam's mind. Each woman on his screen
was now a naked goddess in his sight.
He was the god surveying every scene.

But life intruded. Jumping up, he dressed
And drove maniacally to work again.
Ten minutes late today; he punched the clock
and felt the hours of sleep that he had missed
hanging from him like fungus from a rock.
Nine hours later, he would log back in.

Jeff’s short collection, The Harvest, was published by White Violet Press in 2012. Jeff has poems forthcoming in Measure and Angle. Furthermore, he has recently published poetry in The Raintown Review and Angle. Jeff has also published work in numerous textbook and anthology publications, including CAPE Literatures in English Poetry Module, 2012, Able Muse Anthology, 2010, A Mind Apart: Melancholy, Madness and Addiction, 2008, Sonnets: 150 Sonnets, 2005, www.thehypertexts.com, www.poemtree.com and others. Finally, in terms of additional journal publications, Jeff has published poetry in 14x14: The Lean Sonnet Zine, Measure, The Formalist, The Texas Review, Pivot, Cumberland Poetry Review, Rattapallax and others. He lives in Plano, Texas with his wife and twin daughters.

He'd slept an hour in the last forty eight.
Just one more time, and he would hit the road.