To you whom I’ve hurt
not meaning to

I offer this plum this drupe
no shell but a thin skin purpled

I tender to your mouth the muscle
the sweet sympathetic scar-tissue

surrounding the stone the seed
which wants to be buried


  1. Bo Hopper says:

    Yes, Rodney died in August 2008. A beautiful soul and a very talented poet. RIP Rodney Jack.

  2. Ryan Ivey says:

    I have been researching trying to find this same rodney jack poet! He and i were good friends years ago in 2005 and we have lost touch. I can’t seem to find him anywhere! Until i came across this disturbing post!

  3. lar says:

    compliments to the poet short and straight to the point. It opens a window of vision…congrates

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