Issue 9,  Poetry

Lazy Days by Jason de Koff

The klaxon of cicadas
Ring in the sultry summer
The ebb and flow of buzzes
Deep, dank bayou moisture
Make dinosaurs reappear.

The light is bent
On paths of mystery
That shape the shadows
Creating new colors
And soaking the vibrant scene.

From above, a green paradise
With velvet carpet flares
Below, an epic steam box
Hung with clouded conspiracy
Senses warring for supremacy.


Jason de Koff is an associate professor of agronomy and soil science at Tennessee State University.  He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, Jaclyn, and his two daughters, Tegan and Maizie.  While he has published in numerous scientific journals, he has not yet published poems.  His short story, “The Gods of Indianapolis”, was published in 2014 in the Mythic Indy anthology published by Well Done Marketing.

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