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Image by Sophia Ayame

Introvert Tuesday

Living in the golden-shadowed

window reflection through bam-

boo, such is the layered tone


of the rest of my day, nose

sore and red, I am urged

by friends to celebrate (this fall


day fifty and slow, so sunny).

Though my sentinel self rises

from the seat it sits in– mind


released from body, you have

fulfilled your duty– stay home.

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James Croal Jackson is a Filipino-American poet who works in film production. He has three chapbooks: Count Seeds With Me (Ethel Zine & Micro-Press, 2022), Our Past Leaves (Kelsay Books, 2021), and The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights, 2017). He edits The Mantle Poetry from Pittsburgh, PA. (

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