Author Archives: Jonathan Berger

Joan of Acre

It is said that fifty years after her death her daughter dis-entombed Joan and found her in good shape. The church says that means you’re touched by god. It also means you’re touched by your daughter since Elizabeth said her … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Valerie

I remember her well, from when I was young. I loved her so strongly, from toes up to tongue and then up to hair, and back down to her lungs. There wasn’t a part unadored or unsung. This girl was … Continue reading

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Four Twenty Two

Huh. Andrew Gold wrote the theme to the Golden Girls. But he wasn’t a girl so I don’t know how that worked out. Maybe he bribed someone with gold? Michael Jackson called himself the King of Pop and he married … Continue reading

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411’s a Joke

Four one one’s a joke in my town. It offer’s me no ways to run around. Teaches me not to swim, fly, or race on ground. If it’s good, I’ll be tied, and bound. Four one one is a miserable … Continue reading

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Personal Statement

An attempt at an answer to “Please use no more than 150 words to explain what makes you special” in a job application.” I showed it to my mother. She didn’t get it. For the last twelve weeks, off of … Continue reading

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Admissions Payment

Being common concerns me. It’s not what I prefer and if the other option is to be thought a cur I think that is my preference. At least I’d be unique. So if there’s something bad to say, perhaps I’ll … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Bus to Leave

We watch white rabbits race randomly by across from the benches that we occupy. We sullenly sit at this post-midnight hour, neither admitting the bewitching power of silently spying the creatures at play while we’re whiling our time ’til we … Continue reading

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Off-Topic

You may not know me, but I’m a pleasant sort; the very merry fella who would never abort a conversation in relation to an aggressive tone but there’s a subject or two that might be best to leave alone. Stuff … Continue reading

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El

In Memphis, a ghost in a Nudie suit floats looking for boats in to sow some wild oats. This mutton-chopped specter looms over this land looking over a landscape he can’t understand. This brother of Jesse studies the city a … Continue reading

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Forgiven

Lad, don’t be sad. It’s not bad. You’ll survive from this day to the next there’s a chance you could thrive. In this world, you can change from your worst to the best. You’ll burst from your egg and its … Continue reading

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