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Competitors





Competitors







Competition is a cedar you settled

with. Because I was digging holes



all over Texas rooting you another

tree. Oh, Fort Worth could’ve been



the birthplace of a forest, but Austin’s

expanding rapidly, oaks overgrown



with branches lugging encumbering

ambitions. I know. I’ve lived



in Nashville. Los Angeles.

There is no life of transience



without large cockroaches

squished on sidewalks.









James Croal Jackson







James Croal Jackson (he/him) has a chapbook, The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017), and poems in Pacifica, Reservoir, and Rattle. He edits The Mantle (themantlepoetry.com). Currently, he works in the film industry in Pittsburgh, PA. (jimjakk.com)



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