Jason J. Marchi
Jason is a newspaper reporter and fiction writer. His books include: Ode on a Martian Urn, The Legend of Hobbomock-The Sleeping Giant, The Growing Sweater, and Venus Remembered. Jason lives in his childhood home, in Guilford, Connecticut.
Make-Believe Greek Lover
Lying Among the pillars standing White and heat-cracked in the sun, Her fingers gently touch The chiseled jaw of carved Adonis,
The Dance of the Corpses
In cemeteries across the world, a great waltz ensues. Husbands next to wives, lovers and the loved Shrink and dry together in the great black ballroom.
He Never Told
Eight times so beautiful That’s how fair she was And he was the first to know it. He met her only once On that silver summer night
Heirs and Assigns
They stood in the graveyard surrounding a closed casket: observing, analyzing, remembering. Prior to this gathering, all involved had given it their best shot. All efforts had failed. This time the pandemic, dubbed COV2050, that raced across the globe like a tsunami infected every last human, killed ninety-nine percent of the Earth’s population within two years, and spared one percent—just the reverse of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Summerhood Child
I heard a rumble from far and deep A train approaching that broke my sleep in a hammock strung between two August trees—
A Matter of Perspective
Norman Mancini was a fan of Jimmy Carter not because of the former President's politics but because Carter built furniture. Like Carter, furniture building was Norman's beloved avocation.
I AM A PRISM
I am a prism gathering light casting my spectrum onto the page. A spectrum of diversity—a rainbow kaleidoscope divided from the united—and yet side-by-side
A Writer's Ambient World
In seasonable weather the windows are open when I write. Background sounds of the outdoors: traffic in the distance, birds calling for mates, children playing far across the neighborhood, a train horn, wind in the trees... these sounds allow me to focus on the task at hand.