ricochet by Jonathan Jones

Posted: November 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

and eventually you run out of all
that whiskey inspiration. Counting
your bullets and breathing quiet.
Change a shirt and hold your own
hard stare.

The bullets point to take you home.
That’s how I find you. Sixteen and cooked rare
in a pool of red outside the drugstore.
A ricochet which curves the air
and folds two poles in half.
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Jonathan Jones is a freelance writer currently living and working in Rome. His main influences are Scott Fitzgerald, Raymond Chandler, Saki and Yann Martel. He qualified in 1999 with his M.A. in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University College and in 2004 with an MRes in Humanities from Keele University. He now teaches writing composition at John Cabot University in Rome.

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