Jules Jacob: Dreamscape



He towers in coral

red and blue,


bold as any man

living on the edge


of a Thomas Hart Benton

landscape     his shadow


falling over my rolling-eyed

horse and the defeated


cornstalks smoldering

in charcoal slashes.


Eyes bulging,

hammer in oversized


hands     he swings,

splitting the mocking


black-green sky, the screech

of the missile


before it hit the ground.

Julie “Jules” Jacob is the author of The Glass Sponge (Finishing Line Press) and a 2015 resident of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Poetry Workshop in France. Her work has recently appeared in burntdistrictThe Tishman ReviewThirteen Myna BirdsPaper NautilusRust + Moth, and the Pittsburgh Poetry Review. She attended The University of New Hampshire, The Horticultural Therapy Institute and Colorado State University. Jules advocates for abused and neglected children for CASA of Southwest Missouri and is an Emeritus Master Gardener for the University of Missouri Extension. Learn more at julesjacob.com.