ThE IncreDible ChariSma SuckiNg MOnster (Mark William Jackson)

The sun










the incredible charisma sucking monster
wrapped its plastic lips around
a cock in the hen house
lending its life 
against future promises
this is for your now
it said
but kiss me tomorrow
when the sun hits its heights
and flares its blinding heavens
so much that
you lock your eyes for fear of visions
trust me
it’s in your interest

Mark William Jackson’s work has appeared in various print and online journals including; Best Australian Poems 2011, Popshot (UK), Going Down Swinging, Cordite, Rabbit Poetry Journal and SpeedPoets. For more information visit