Thlok ~ poetry by James Croal Jackson


Thlok when drunk.
Thlok for deer.
Thlok for you to fail.
Thlok when you can’t thlok.
Thlok chips on the poker table. 
Thlok your name being called. 
Thlok falls down.
Thlok shut up.
Thlok talk about their children.
Thlok hard work. 
Thlok jolt a finger. 
Thlok beer poured into a glass. 
Thlok guitar pedal. 
Thlok your partner. 
Thlok caw.
Thlok you have no interest in. 
Thlok two packs a day. 
Thlok typing with mitts. 
Thlok silent manner.
Thlok urinate. 
Thlok wind machine. 
Thlok monster. 
Thlok opinion without listening. 
Thlok fast asleep. 
Thlok two big sticks.  
Thlok fish swims away. 
Thlok across the street.
Thlok thawing snow in spring.
Thlok thoughts during sex.
Thlok man mansplaining thlok.


James Croal Jackson (he/him) is a Filipino-American poet who works in film production. He has two chapbooks, Our Past Leaves(Kelsay Books, 2021) and The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017). He edits The Mantle Poetry from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Website: jamescroaljackson.com.

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