Jacqueline Jules

Jacqueline Jules
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Jacqueline Jules is the author of Field Trip to the Museum, a collection of narrative poems in the voice of an 18-year-old girl who travels away from self-destructive behavior to a new understanding of herself. Her poetry has been published in numerous places, including Germ Magazine, Cicada, YARN, and The Poetry Friday Anthologies. She is also the author of an upcoming poetry book, Tag Your Dreams: Poems of Play and Persistence. Visit www.jacquelinejules.com.

Clinging to a raft, his legs in the water, Jack makes Rose promise she will never let go, she’ll die an old woman, warm in her bed, not here, not...

Some dreams disappear like a dewdrop in the dawn. Other dreams change shape like tadpoles in the spring. Once, I was the size of a teardrop, swimming in a...

Toss the hand sanitizer. Eat the dropped cookie. Kiss a snot-nosed child on the lips. You have T-cells ready to battle bacteria, defy diarrhea, cancel a cough. Your blood pumps an...

Baby Arianna at Tanya’s Toyland had straight black bangs, plump red lips, and lifelike lashes so long they tickled my cheeks testing her soft hug in the store. And I...

Right now, my life resembles a desert plant with spines too sharp to embrace. Still, giant green limbs raised like towers against blue sky tempt me to look up. So do bright...