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Jason Bartlett

Jason Bartlett is a Fine Arts student at CCRI.

Transguy. Vegetarian. Dog Lover. Artist. Beatlemania.

His Website: www.gofundme.com/nomoobs




Jason's Origami micro-chapbook & selected poem are available below.

Origami Micro-Chapbook 

Selected Poem(s)

Somebody Someday


Cover art: ‘Pentecost Dance’ watercolor
by Glenda Dietrich

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I feel like I am somebody,
not that I will be somebody someday.
   I used to daydream of perfect boys for me lined up,
And I could pick my soulmates out.
Time goes faster at night.
Maybe if my history books were written on your skin,
I'd remember them.
Flattered and flustered are the only two words I feel
Most of the time.
There is less oxygen to breathe
and no palm trees in sight.
Ich heisse is all I learned tonight.
Though another thing that doesn't count,
is that I haven't lived life.
Blue and red lights hung like blinking 3D glasses,
and a picture of burning ocean pink waves at the edges
reminds me of being alone in a tall lifeguard chair
as music played in the distance bouncing off silent sand.
The people in your drawings look like empty white ghosts,
I think that's exactly what the city population looks like.
Hollow, whited-out people.
Jason Bartlett © 2014


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