Long Live Poetry!

Jackie Olsen
Rainbow Salad
Published in
1 min readDec 31, 2022

Reports of its death are wildly overreported

Three figures on top of a huge gray cliff
Photo by Valdemaras D. on Unsplash

I dream poetry, the tallest cliff as I fly,

the monster chasing me through impossible terrain.

Poetry is seven beautiful birds lined up

to tell my secrets, one by one. She is a demon of elusive elision,

that spark disappearing even as she appears, again and again, she

Jackie Olsen
Rainbow Salad

Come for the insights on aging, leave with a doggie bag full of frogs and exoplanets. Now more poems about vacuuming! she/her/hers