Jim Trainer

Giant’s Prayer

In Jim Trainer, National Poetry Month on April 20, 2014 at 9:54 pm

so you saw a mile
and caught an inch
but you don’t feel proud
leaning
down the corridor
of your own history
you can’t hear
the high laughter of youth
or be content
remembering it
the truth isn’t ever
heavy
enough
to keep your feet
flat
you’re nervous
and you don’t worry about your brother

you called it
too many times
your constant shrugging’s
put a hard crease into your soft heart
you sleep a bad sleep
not dreaming but remembering
dreams
curled up
and laying there in the milkfat
a thick narcotic blanket,
the shadow of a Giant’s
Prayer.

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Hack journalist, antiquated troubadour and dying poet Jim Trainer is the author of Farewell to Armor, a collection of poetry, out now through WragsInk Press. His work has appeared in Divergent Magazine, Verbicide Magazine, Anthology Philly, Poetry Ink and Philadelphia Stories. Trainer is the founder of Yellow Lark Press. He currently lives in Austin, Texas where he serves as contributor, curator and editor of Going For The Throat, a semi-daily publication of cynicism, outrage, correspondence and romance.

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